Action Alerts

Today:  Tell Your Senators: 

Protect the Dreamers, Children’s Health, and Disaster Victims in the Stopgap Bill

Today – Friday, January 19 – is the deadline for Congress to act on continuing government funding.  But other urgent measures are long overdue.  Every day, another 122 Dreamers lose legal status and are threatened with detention and deportation.  Much of Puerto Rico remains without electricity and their Medicaid funding is perilously close to running out.  Children are at risk of losing CHIP health coverage, and other essential health programs must be funded.

Please tell your Senators to meet these urgent needs in the spending bill before them. 

Send them an email RIGHT NOW.


Over 1,500 groups signed a letter demanding that    Congress pass a budget that invests in all.

View the letter and see the signers. It’s not too late for your organization to sign the letter

Members of Congress are considering carrying out Trumpean budget cuts – slashing programs our communities rely on, including food aid through SNAP, rental assistance, safeguards for clean air and water, and even deeper cuts in Medicaid than those in the health care repeal.

The more than 1,500 groups, from every state, include faith groups, service providers, and experts and advocates concerned with children, seniors, women, workers, communities of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, the environment, education, housing, nutrition, and health.  They represent millions of people.

 Make Sure That Your Member of Congress Sees The Letter and Knows You Want to Stop the Cuts

Please take these actions (some or all):

If You Are On Social Media:

Tweet at your members of Congress. You can use the sample tweet below or create your own (do separate tweets for each of your senators and for your representative).

[insert your Senators’ and Rep’s twitter handle]  I’m a constituent and join with 1500 groups:  the budget should invest not cut: http://ow.ly/Mgis30doRu4 #HandsOff

Find Your Senators’ Twitter Handles

Find Your Representative’s Twitter Handle

Post on your Members of Congress’ Facebook walls using the language below (this works if you’re a friend.)

Dear [@Representative/@Senator], I agree with over 1,500 groups nationwide that signed a letter urging you to reject budget cuts that would hurt [your state’s name].  Please read the letter:  http://ow.ly/Mgis30doRu4.  #handsoff the health, jobs, and future of millions.

If You Are Not on Social Media, you can still e-mail your members of Congress by clicking here. 

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If you would like to post an action, please contact Brittany Burnam at bburnam@chn.org.