Thank your member for voting against the cuts or send a letter to your member expressing your disappointment in their vote in favor of unprecedented cuts to nutrition assistance and programs benefiting low-income children.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP (formerly food stamps) is the cornerstone of the nutrition safety net. It’s critical that we stand together against any efforts to cut or undermine the program.
Contact Congress today, and urge them to vote against the House Republican budget!
We want to make sure our leaders in Congress know that standing up for policies that create jobs and cut poverty pays off. Please take a moment to reach out to your members of Congress today. You can thank them for protecting jobless workers and the paychecks of millions of American workers or express your disappointment if they failed to support this important extension.
Contact your member of Congress and urge them to pass legislation extending unemployment insurance and the payroll tax cut without onerous restrictions today!
The time to urge members of Congress to protect jobless benefits is now. Cutting off unemployment insurance hurts our economic recovery and can have dire effects on families. Jobless workers across the country are doing all they can to keep their families afloat.
In early September, President Barack Obama proposed the American Jobs Act, a large-scale effort to create jobs, assist the long-term unemployed, and advance American competitiveness. Sharing the details with the American public before a joint session of Congress, President Obama highlighted a few of the ways the American Jobs Act would jump-start the economy, put people back to work, and put money in the pockets of American families.
Earlier this month, Congress passed a deal to raise the debt ceiling that included $1 trillion cuts over the next 10 years, and the creation of a bipartisan congressional “supercommittee” charged with finding another $1.2 to $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction by Thanksgiving.
With only a few days of negotiations left, now is the time to make your voice heard. Urge your senators and representative to uphold one key principle as they finalize a deficit reduction plan: Protect programs for low-income families and individuals and ensure deficit reduction does not increase poverty.
In late May the Senate took an important step in standing up for middle- and working-class families by voting against the Republican budget proposal, a draconian plan that sought to strip underserved communities of critical resources while providing millions of dollars in tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans and corporations.