TODAY AT 4PM – Press conf. call on unemployment negotiations: Economic and public health impacts of proposed cuts; Need to fully extend expanded benefits

Washington, DC – Today, Wednesday July 29th at 4pm ET, Groundwork Collaborative will be hosting a press conference call on the urgent need for Congress to fully extend the expanded unemployment benefits that are set to expire at the end of the week. The speakers will lay out the economic and public health case for fully extending the benefits and will talk about the impact that any cuts would have on workers, families, the economy, and the ability to tackle COVID-19. 

Experts will specifically debunk the argument that extending the expanded benefits would be a disincentive to workers getting back on the job – including with results from a new analysis that undercuts a commonly-cited study indicating that 68% of workers collect more in unemployment benefits than they earned while working. There will be an opportunity for Q&A from press. 

The call comes in advance of Thursday morning’s weekly unemployment claims release and as expanded benefits are set to expire this Friday.

What: Press conference call on need to extend expanded unemployment benefits, impact of proposed cuts


  • Marokey Sawo, Data Analyst, Groundwork Collaborative 
  • Indi Dutta-Gupta, Co-Executive Director at the Georgetown Center on Poverty & Inequality 
  • Jacob Leibenluft, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

When: Today, Wednesday July 29th @ 4pm ET. 

Call-in: RSVP to for call-in info.