Call Congress to stop tax cuts for the rich paid for by cuts basic health and nutrition assistance

September 15, 2017
by Meredith Dodson, Director of U.S. Poverty Campaigns

Earlier this week, the Census Bureau released data showing that more than 1 in 8 of our neighbors lives below the poverty line. Unfortunately, the president and some in Congress are working to enact massive tax cuts that will mostly benefit millionaires and billionaires and wealthy corporations, paid for by deep budget cuts to basic assistance programs like SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), Medicaid, and the EITC for working families.

Congressional leaders want to pass a budget that paves the way for these big cuts by the end of the month. It’s up to us to stop them!

Call your Representative at (888) 516-5820 and tell them to reject a budget and tax plan that uses cuts critical services for working families to give massive tax breaks to the rich and big corporations.

Here’s a suggested call script for representatives:

Vote NO on the House budget that cuts funding for basic assistance programs like Medicaid and SNAP to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations.

We succeeded in stopping legislation that would have gutted Medicaid because millions of people took action and made their voices heard. If we fail to stop this disastrous budget and tax plan, the cuts to critical services will be felt by families and communities across the country.

Take one minute to call your Representative right now!

Your action today is part of a national effort, rallying everyday people to make positive change in Washington. Your direct action today is crucial to winning this fight.

Thank you for all that you do. Together we’re demanding that our tax system and our economy work for everyone, not just the wealthy few.

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