Congress: No Playtime Until You Do Your Chores!
We interrupt our regularly scheduled holiday relaxation to bring you a critical message: Moms (you!) are needed to help alleviate a severe case of Congressional foot dragging. No one can light a fire under slow-moving bottoms like moms!
Because if Congress doesn't act quickly, after 11:59pm on December 31st, then our nation could go over the "fiscal cliff." And if we go off the fiscal cliff because some in Congress refuse to end the Bush era tax cuts for the very wealthy, then not only will crucial public services be in jeopardy, but taxes for the average family could go up by $2,000 per year.
That's in the next 48 hours.
But you can make a difference. In this busy holiday season, your voice has an even bigger impact than normal. Join us in telling Congress now (before it's too late) that they shouldn't put billionaires over moms and families--and that they should resolve the fiscal cliff crisis ASAP:
*Send a quick message to Congress immediately here: http://action.momsrising.org/sign/FiscalCliff/
Why will this have an impact? Members of Congress are deciding NOW whether to end the Bush era tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of Americans -- and to protect investments in working and middle-class families, as well as in Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. By sending a quick message to your members of Congress now, you can send them a loud and clear message that moms and families are counting on Congress to do the right thing.
A lot is at stake in Congress:
- If the House and Senate don't reach a deal quickly, then massive across-the-board cuts, called sequestration, will begin in January. This could cost millions of jobs and hurt healthcare, education, aid to state and local governments, and other vital programs for kids and families like Head Start, childcare, and food safety.
- What's at stake gets even trickier. Some lawmakers are trying to use this high-stakes moment of legislative complexity as a way to sneak in drastic cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
Let your members of Congress know that it's time to stand up for moms and families, and not for just billionaires. Let them know that it's past time to end the Bush-era tax breaks for the wealthiest 2 percent and to prevent tax hikes for 98% of people in our nation.
*Here's the link where you can send a quick message to Congress: http://action.momsrising.org/sign/FiscalCliff/
Our voices (your voice!) are needed to counter corporate lobbyists who are trying to help billionaires while moms and families across the nation struggle. We simply can't balance the budget on the backs of children, seniors, families, and those most in need. We simply can't let members of Congress prioritize billionaires over moms and families.
Together, we can make a huge difference in our nation's policies. Stand up and use your voice for our children and families again today!