Action Alerts

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. Deadline for groups to sign:  Thursday, March 12, 2015.

Individuals: Tell Congress to invest in America and stop the budget cuts!
Congress should deliver a federal budget that invests in our people and communities, in the jobs, health, education, housing, roads, and child care that build prosperity for all and prevent poverty. Sign this petition and tell Congress they must help all of us, not just the powerful few, by closing tax loopholes that now shift trillions to the wealthy and corporations and by stopping Pentagon waste. Take action and add your name now.

Show Your Support for Immigrant Families
The President’s actions will mean nearly 4 million undocumented immigrants will no longer have to worry about being deported, including nearly 3.7 million parents of U.S. citizens or legal residents, and nearly 300,000 people brought here as children who have grown up here. They will now be able to come out of the shadows, work legally, get better jobs, pay taxes, and stop living in fear. We can’t overstate how huge this is. Please thank President Obama and tell Congress that you want them to support the President’s action and pass the comprehensive immigration reform that’s been languishing on Capitol Hill. Take Action Now

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.

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If you would like to post an action, please contact Joanna Sandager at jsandager@chn.org.