NOTE: If you don’t have time to do anything else, please make this call!
From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org):
Next week, the House of Representatives will vote on a budget proposal that is stunningly extreme.
It is difficult to emphasize enough how much damage this budget would do – to young and old alike, to low-income and middle class people, and to our nation’s economy.
Your voice is urgently needed. Please call your Representative ASAP – call 1-888-245-0215 to reach the U.S. Capitol Switchboard toll-free, or you can find information to call directly at http://www.house.gov.
Call any time between now and when the vote occurs (we don’t yet know when next week).
Ask to be directed to your Rep’s office and deliver a message like this*:
I am a constituent and I strongly urge you to vote NO on the House Budget Committee’s Budget Resolution. It would slash Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, education… in fact, all the investments that help Americans to be economically secure. It denies vital help for our most vulnerable low-income and middle class people while giving trillions of dollars in tax cuts to millionaires and big corporations. Please reject these extreme proposals – they would weaken federal protections in a recession and stall economic growth for us all.
*Please note: this budget shrinks funding to such an extent that every human needs program is threatened. If you wish to emphasize other important issues in your call, please be encouraged to do so.
This is the Coalition on Human Needs’ 30th anniversary year. We have never seen a proposal coming from Congressional leadership as extreme as this. We know you are busy; we know it’s easy to ignore an email. But these far-reaching proposals to cap and cut essential services are a call to conscience. Please call!
To read a letter summarizing key concerns about the House Budget Committee’s budget, click here: http://www.chn.org/pdf/2011/NatlRyanBudgetSignOn.pdf
To read current news and reports about these budget issues and more, visit: http://www.chn.org/issues/budget/
If you can’t get through to the Capitol switchboard, go to http://www.house.gov to find the direct number to your Representative’s office (not toll-free).