Action Alerts

Twitter Storm Tuesday: #RenewUI

Every Tuesday, we will be featuring two representatives for you to target on twitter to push the House to Renew Unemployment Insurance.

This Tuesday, April 29nd, at 2pm ET, we are targeting Representative Tom Reed (NY) -  @TomReedCongress and Representative Chris Collins (NY) - @RepChrisCollins

Sample Tweets:

Don’t turn your back on the millions of unemployed workers and families who are struggling - @TomReedCongress It’s time to #RenewUI

Don’t turn your back on the millions of unemployed workers and families who are struggling - @RepChrisCollins It’s time to #RenewUI

FACT: Nearly 200,000 New Yorkers have been harmed by the loss of UI benefits. @TomReedCongress Help your constituents and #RenewUI

FACT: Nearly 200,000 New Yorkers have been harmed by the loss of UI benefits. @RepChrisCollins Help your constituents and #RenewUI

It’s time to bring Unemployment Insurance to a floor vote - @RepChrisCollins Pressure @SpeakerBoehner to #RenewUI

It’s time to bring Unemployment Insurance to a floor vote - @TomReedCongress Pressure @SpeakerBoehner to #RenewUI

Or Create your own tweet, but please use the hashtag #RenewUI so we can track your actions!

 

Tell Congress It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage

Public opinion polls consistently show huge support for raising the minimum wage.  Voters know it’s long overdue.  New bills would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over three years.  Now we need to join in the effort to show members of Congress that their constituents are strong enough in their support to take action. Help hard working Americans by taking one of the actions below!

ACTION #1: Send members of Congress a letter urging them to vote to raise wages for 28 million workers. Click here to view and send the emailable letter to your Senators and Representative.

ACTION#2: Has your member of Congress co-sponsored the S.1737 or H.R.1010 bill to raise the minimum wage? 31 Senators and 190 Representatives have already co-sponsored the bill. But sadly there are many members of Congress who have not shown their support by becoming co-sponsors of the bills.

  • Click here to view the list of Senators and Representatives that have yet to co-sponsor the bill to raise the minimum wage. Encourage them to show their support.
  • DIAL 1-888-245-0215 and ask your Senator(s) and Representative to co-sponsor legislation to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 in three steps while also raising the minimum wage for workers earning tips. It will boost the economy, lift millions out of poverty, and is supported by large majorities of voters in poll after poll. 

War on Poverty: 50 Years later

Get informed and use Half in Ten’s advocacy toolkit to take action in your community!

 

Submit Your Story to the Our American Story Project

Have a story about the way services have helped you and your family? We want to hear from you!

Half in Ten and the Coalition on Human Needs are collecting stories highlighting the ways that federal programs successfully build economic security and meet the needs of vulnerable populations. Submit your human needs program success story to the Our American Story project today.

We welcome short video clips or written stories from anyone who can speak to the benefit and success of federal programs such as direct beneficiaries, social service providers, and community, faith or business leaders. For more instructions and guidelines on submitting your story click, check back soon. A sample video is available here.

If you would like to post an action, please contact Mackenzie Tudor at mtudor@chn.org