Your voice is needed: Sign by April 15 to tell Congress to #StopTheCuts


April 13, 2015

Sign to tell Congress to vote for investments, not wasteful spending.
The Senate and House are making critical budget decisions that will deeply affect all Americans in 2016. All members of Congress need to hear from constituents before April 15 that cuts to programs that help Americans are not acceptable.

The U.S. House and Senate have each advanced a budget outline that calls for the wrong choices: more tax breaks for corporations and the rich and more funding for the Pentagon, along with less funding for needed investments. Past budget cuts have kept 67,000 low-income families from moving into affordable housing; denied child care to hundreds of thousands of children in low-income working families; reduced job training and education aid; left our roads and bridges in disrepair; and left millions of poor Americans with less food each month by cutting food stamps. The new plans would make all this worse.

It does not have to be this way. A federal budget that makes the right choices can both preserve and expand essential services. Closing even some tax loopholes and reducing Pentagon waste would fund universal pre-k, make college more affordable, create jobs, and dramatically reduce hunger, homelessness, and poverty.

The good news: There are many more steps before the funding cuts outlined in the House and Senate budget plans could be enacted into law. As the National Priorities Project explains in their breakdown of the budget process, there are five key steps in the budget process and we are only at step two!

Even before the ink is dry on a new budget, Congress will be under pressure to change it. But without our voices, the pressures are to increase Pentagon spending, threatening human needs programs even more.

Your signature on this petition will make a difference — but we must act now to send Congress a strong, united message that we oppose upside-down priorities.

Take action and sign today. Then share with your networks using the posts and tweets below.

Please share the below posts and tweets to spread the word!

Sample Tweets:

Americans are calling for a federal budget that works for ALL, not just the wealthy few. Will you add your name?

45.3 mil Americans live in poverty. Tell Congress #CutsHurt America and our economy  →  #StopTheCuts

A budget with more waste or more investments? The choice is clear. Tell Congress to #StopTheCuts to human needs:

Join me & @CoalitiononHN in urging Congress to #StopTheCuts and pass a budget that supports all Americans


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