Action Alerts

Sign on to join the call for a fair budget in 2018!

Congress is about to begin serious work on the 2018 federal budget and we need your organization’s help. President Trump already has released a budget that would cut domestic and international programs by $54 billion – money he would transfer to the Pentagon. Do you represent a local, state or national organization? A church, a synagogue, a labor union, a civic organization? A human or civil rights group? An environmental protection organization? A small business? A front-line service provider agency? We want your organization to sign a letter, addressed to every member of Congress, calling upon them to pass a budget that promotes opportunity for all, safeguards and advances our basic living standards, and protects our environment.

Click here to read and sign before Monday, June 19.

Note: we have special state letters for Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, and West Virginia. If you’re from one of those states, you’ll be directed to your letter. Other organizations – please sign the national letter and we’ll list you by state.

Click here to read and sign.

Tell members of Congress what budget proposals by Trump and House and Senate leaders would mean for you and your family.

Hands Off is a coalition campaign dedicated to preventing passage of any upcoming budget resolutions that include cuts to health care, disability benefits, nutrition assistance and other basic living standards. (Full disclosure: The Coalition on Human Needs is a member of the Hands Off steering committee.) People will be encouraged to visit the web site and share their stories to tell members of Congress what budget proposals by Trump and House and Senate leaders would mean for them and their family. The site also will include an activism toolkit, including social media, to help human needs advocates contact Congress.



If you would like to post an action, please contact Melissa Roark at