Urgent: Tell Congress to Act Now to Keep the Government Running, and to Respond to Lead poisoning, Zika and Flood Emergencies
Please send an email to your Rep. and Senators today, urging them to enact short-term funding through December 9, and to add help for Flint, MI along with emergency funding for Zika and Louisiana flooding, and also telling them to reject poison pill policy riders that are stalling agreement on taking these important actions. A key vote is scheduled in the Senate for Tuesday, September 27, at 2:15 p.m. ET.
Tell Your Members of Congress to Do Their Job
Please – if you represent a national organization (not state or local) – sign this letter telling Congress to take these urgently needed actions. Because Congress is far from final agreement on appropriations, we know they will have to pass a short-term spending bill so that the government does not shut down after September 30. But they should respond to urgent needs now, leave out poison pill policy riders, and come back after the election to make full-year appropriations decisions.
Tell Your Members of Congress: Vote for the Drinking Water Safety and Infrastructure Act
Flint can’t wait any longer. For two years, the water coming from the taps in Flint, Michigan homes has been toxic. Thousands of children in Flint now risk serious damage because of exposure to lead. This is a disaster – a public health emergency. Most people in Flint still cannot safely drink, bathe, or cook using tap water, even though national attention has been focused on this crisis. Tell your Senators to vote for lead poisoning prevention funding in S.2848, the Water Resources Development Act, or in any other legislative vehicle – and to insist that Senate leadership put it up for a vote NOW. And tell your Representative to insist that safe drinking water for Flint and other communities come up for a House vote too. Click here to take action.
Tell Congress: Support the People’s Budget!
House leaders are considering a budget that would drastically weaken essential programs like Medicare, Medicaid and SNAP/food stamps; repeal Obamcare; cut taxes for the rich; and increase Pentagon spending. But the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) has offered an alternative budget resolution to the “austerity” budgets supported by the House Majority and Speaker Ryan.
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. 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.
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