Tell Congress we need a budget that works for everyone on social media with our Thunderclap. One click today releases the message on March 16.
In less than 2 weeks, Congress will sit down to debate the FY2016 budget. This is a critical time and we need you to take action to make sure America gets a budget that supports everyone, especially our nation’s most vulnerable. Congress should help all of us, not just the powerful few, by closing tax loopholes that now shift trillions to the wealthy and corporations and by stopping Pentagon waste.
We need to keep telling lawmakers America needs a budget with less waste and more investments.
It’s time to #StopTheCuts.
In addition to our SAVE for ALL group letter, we have a petition for individuals to sign and a Thunderclap to spread the #StopTheCuts message on social media. It takes just one click to participate today and the Thunderclap will release everyone’s tweets and Facebook posts on March 16 – just like a social media flash mob.
We need to remind Congress that strong, well-funded federal programs create jobs, grow the economy, reduce inequality, and keep millions out of poverty.
In 2013 alone, 3.7 million people were kept out of poverty by SNAP benefits. Similarly, unemployment insurance kept 1.2 million people out of poverty. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit lifted 10.1 million people, including 5.3 million children, out of poverty in 2012. And the list goes on…
If the new Congress drafts a budget anything like the one the House passed last year, many of these programs will be slashed, along with education, housing, nutrition, and other services young and old alike need to escape poverty. These will be on top of years of cuts that are keeping us down.
Tell Congress real people are being harmed. Sign our petition and participate in the Thunderclap to raise your voice for human needs. Below are sample tweets – but we encourage you to tweet at your Senators and Reps with personal stories about why #CutsHurt, too.
Please share with your networks. Big thank you to those that have already participated and shared!
Sample Facebook Post:
Tell Congress to #StopTheCuts and create a budget that works for all Americans!
In a few weeks Congress will meet to decide funding for 2016. It’s time for less waste and more of what works.
Americans are calling for a federal budget that works for ALL, not just the wealthy few. Will you add your name? ow.ly/JJpGB
45.3 mil Americans live in #poverty. Tell Congress #CutsHurt America and our economy → http://ow.ly/JT5No #StopTheCuts
In 2013, 3.7 million were lifted out of poverty by #SNAP. Tell Congress #CutsHurt this progress.http://ow.ly/JT5No #StopTheCuts
Only 1 in 4 households eligible for rental assistance receive it due to lack of funding. Tell Congress #StopTheCuts → http://ow.ly/JT5No
FACT: Kids of #EITC recipients do better in school, attend college & earn more as adults. #CutsHurt this progress→ http://ow.ly/JT5No
A budget with more waste or more investments? The choice is clear. Tell Congress to #StopTheCuts: http://ow.ly/JT5No