Action Alerts

Tell Congress: Don’t put corporations ahead of low-income working families!
Congress will soon be taking up legislation to extend more than 50 tax breaks, mostly for corporations. This is the perfect time for Congress to also act to make key provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) for low-income working families permanent. If Congress fails to act and the improvements made in 2009 to the EITC and CTC are allowed to expire, millions of low-income Americans will be hurt. Please urge your members of Congress to make it a top priority to cement the improvements to the EITC and CTC into law and to oppose restrictions that deny the CTC to immigrant families whey they take up corporate tax legislation by sending an email today. Take Action Now.

Did your member of Congress vote YES on the bipartisan budget deal?
Last week, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 to raise the debt ceiling, eliminate the majority of the harmful sequester cuts in 2016-2017, avoid benefit cuts for recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance, and avoid a large premium jump for a sizable number of Medicare beneficiaries. This law is a responsible and positive step. Please thank your member of Congress if he or she voted in favor of the bill and express your disappointment if he or she voted against it.  Our set-up will provide you with thankful or disappointed text below based on your elected officials’ votes. Take Action Now.

Take Action with National and State Census Poverty Data.
In addition to releasing a national Census poverty data report, CHN has worked with partner organizations in nearly 20 states to prepare and release state reports using the latest Census Poverty Data. CHN has created tools to share the data and take action over social media. Specifically, we urge organizations and individuals to target members of Congress in each state and contact local media. If you are interested in writing letters to the editor or op-eds and would like assistance from CHN, please contact Kelly Wilkins at

Stand for What’s Right: Sign SAVE letter
The right way to Strengthen America’s Values and Economy (SAVE) for All: Tell Congress to pass a budget that invests in people and communities, prevents poverty, hunger and homelessness, requires the rich and corporations to pay their fair share, and stops Pentagon waste. Three years ago, nearly 2,000 groups came together under SAVE for All – Strengthening America’s Values and Economy for All.  And we’re still working hard to show Congress that people across the country want economic security for all of us, not breaks for the well-heeled and well-connected. Our message is badly needed, because powerful members of the new Congress have voiced support for slashing funding and permanently reducing the capacity of basic low-income programs to meet need; dramatically reducing most kinds of federal spending; cutting taxes for upper-income individuals and corporations, and increasing Pentagon spending. Take action and add your organizations name now.

Please read and sign the SAVE for All letter, if you represent a local, state, or national organization. Click here for the PDF version of the letter with current signers.




If you would like to post an action, please contact Joanna Sandager at