Our vulnerable children, families, and seniors are every bit as important as passengers waiting for their flights. If Congress can act this quickly for air travelers, it can—and should—do the same for struggling families. It’s time for Congress to replace the sequester with responsible deficit-reduction solutions. The piecemeal approach does not help our struggling families, it does not help those still looking for jobs during this economic recovery, and it does not help our economy.
The undersigned organizations are writing to thank you for your attention to the continued need for job creation, and in particular for the proposed funding in your fiscal year 2014 budget blueprint for the Pathways Back to Work Fund. Such funding would support employment and job training opportunities for the long-term unemployed and low-income adults and youth, who are at great risk of being left behind as the economy recovers from the Great Recession.
This budget can be summed up in one sentence: It proposes deep cuts to services that help struggling families pay their bills and put food on the table while further lining the pockets of millionaires and corporations.
Thanks to your calls and letters during the fiscal showdown, many low-income families can breathe a temporary sigh of relief. Unfortunately, we’re not out of the woods yet. The next two months are critical. Now is the time to weigh in with your members of Congress.
Weigh in with your members of Congress today and ask them to protect low-income Americans, create jobs, and pursue a balanced approach to deficit reduction.
Members of Congress will face some big choices in the coming months. If you’re concerned about promoting the common good, protecting the vulnerable, and rebuilding the economy, speak out! Weigh in now with your members of Congress, urge them to stand up for programs meeting human needs this fall and beyond.
Weigh in with your representative to tell him/her that you support letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the wealthiest Americans.
Act now to tell your Representative to vote against proposed cuts to SNAP in the Farm Bill.
Today the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. This is a victory for millions of Americans who are already benefiting from the health reform law and the tens of millions who will benefit in the future–but the fight is not yet over.
The Farm Bill, the legislation that provides funding for the majority of the nation’s nutrition assistance programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly food stamps), is being debated by the Senate this week.