Senate races in Colorado, Alaska and Washington are too close to call. It is still too soon for analysis and too early to make predictions for 2012. I remember November 4, 2008. Two years is a very long time.
The future for the unemployed however, looks uncertain. No extensions are funded beyond November 30, 2010. Anyone receiving benefits beyond 26 weeks will be cut off beginning in December. The incoming Congress appears unfriendly and potentially hostile to the plight of the unemployed. 99ers and all unemployed must target the lame duck session of Congress (beginning Nov. 15, 2010) for any help. Grassroots lobbying on behalf of the 15 millions+ unemployed begins today.
UWAG has suggestions. I expect other unemployment writers, bloggers and advocacy groups will also have recommendations for action. I suggest calling/faxing the Whitehouse, Sen. Reid and Speaker Pelosi. I would contact each of these three today, tomorrow and each day after until there are extended unemployment benefits beyond 99 weeks. Each day is precious, don't waste a single one.
Postscript: Donalee King wrote last night about the potential of violent protests. I don't disagree but I hope she is wrong. Violence doesn't solve anything and only delays reaching goals.