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Please stop the madness!!!

Congress and USA Government Leaders,

You are chosen leaders of today to lead and guide our country to the best of your abilities and not to conflict your authorities. Please look around who are you're hurting the most, the future children of America. ...

—RusiaHI

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My inlaws have gone for over ten years with no medical coverage because there place of employment dropped their health coverage and getting insurance on their own was not financially feasible. The health care reform act was made for people like them. ...

Wake Up!

As a small business owner I have provided full health care insurance (employees & dependents) maternity leave and 6 weeks paid vacation to my employees. It is fair. I am not getting rich off their hard work. We share. "Obamacare" is not destroying my ...
—LauraOR

Teacher and Mother

I am a special education teacher and a mother of two children. I am lucky to have health care and that we can provide for our children. I would never be able to do what I can for my kids on a teacher's salary, yet I work with kids every day who have ...
—Deborah

Stop the shutdown! Support families!

I am a behavior analyst and special education teacher in an early intervention program in CT, which receives federal funding under IDEA Part C. Although the shutdown hasn't directly effected me yet, I am concerned that it may effect my job in the future. ...
—MP

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Children deserve health care, we all deserve access to good preventive health care. We lag behind the rest of the industrialized world in neglecting the access to health services, something important and economically essential if we are to remain competitive. ...
—WMNC

Mom & Educator

I'm a teacher, but I am a mom first. I know first hand that education is undervalued and underfunded--I haven't received a raise in quite a while. I've done everything I thought I was supposed to do, but my husband and I still can't afford to insure our ...
—AlexisCO

enough is enough!

For me all the programs are important such as SNAP, headstart, medicaid, education, WIC, jobs and all of the above. I believe all these programs are essential nationwide it provides extra support for all of us hardworking families. Please put a stop to ...
—OyukiWA

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I spoke to a disabled elderly Veteran today. He is devastated and afraid as his food stamps amount is being cut......... Something is so wrong ..... More and more people are awakening and wanting compassion and kindness to be the center of our politics, ...
—LynnCA

Federal Aid Saved My Child's Life

Now a healthy 12-year-old, when my daughter was 4, she was diagnosed with cancer - a tumor surrounding her heart - and underwent 2 years of chemotherapy and side effects. As a single parent unable to work FT while her FT caregiver, I could not have ...
—ErinWA

Wic

My story is simple: not only do I rely on WIC for me and my family, I also WORK for WIC as a Breastfeeding Perr Counselor (we don't get paid much so I still qualify). The government shutdown needs to stop!
—BrookeGA

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My little family and I participate in the Wic program, snap and Medicaid. Our daughter is only 4 months&1 week old and I'm currently a college student and my husband is fighting disability so with this government shutdown it's affecting my family and ...
—Veronica MO

Stay at home mom

I depend on food stamps to feed my children and Medicaid please fix things.
—DemirioIL

Seriously?

Stop holding us hostage. Obamacare (Romney's idea) is LAW. Your tactics don't stop that. Stop the bullying.
—Sue

All Americans

I have no personal story to relate. I deplore the lack of integrity in our Congress and will do anything to bring change to that branch of government. The Congress has become so insular that they apparently think that they are engaged in a GAME.....win, ...
—JoanCA

single people are affected just as much

I receive SNAP benefits due to having no income and without it I would not be able to buy food for me and my mother who is 67 years old, on oxygen due to having COPD/Emphysema and she is the one paying all the bills and has nothing left from her check ...
—SamanthaGA

I have 4 kids I'm raising on my own!

I am a single mom that is not able to work right now and depend on Section 8 and food stamps to help provide a home for me and my children and food for all of us. I am greatly concerned because today I got a call from my landlady telling me that Section ...
—AprilNC

We don't receive any govt assistance

My husband and I are hard working people just trying to support our family. .. I wish all of you decision makers could live in my shoes on an economic level for just a day.

work in WIC

I have worked for the WIC program for over 3 decades and I have witnessed first hand the difference WIC has made to the lives of this very vulnerable population. Our families depend on WIC and safety net programs. Many are low wage workers who struggle ...
—TheresaNY

Scared stay at home mom

Let me start by saying, I hate the fact I need to depend on government, and I wish I could provide for my family with out it.

I have two children and one on the way, I am enrolled in college, and my husband works full time., I am on welfare, on ...

—Carmen
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