The Senate votes soon – will you make a call?

October 18, 2017
by Meredith Dodson, Director of US Poverty Campaigns

Tomorrow night the Senate will vote on a budget resolution that threatens programs for millions of families across the country. They’re debating the resolution right now. Will you make a call to protect basic assistance?

This proposal paves the way for huge unpaid-for tax cuts that benefit the rich and big corporations, which could lead to deep cuts to basic assistance like SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), Medicaid, and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

Call both your senators TODAY at (888) 516-5820 and tell them to vote NO on the Senate budget resolution.

This $1.5 trillion in deficit-increasing tax cuts will mostly benefit millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations, and put funding for America’s anti-poverty efforts in serious jeopardy.

When you call and get connected to an office, you can say:Graphic: Call both your senators TODAY at (888) 516-5820 and tell them to vote NO on the Senate budget resolution today!

My name is ______________ . I am a constituent from _____________________ and a RESULTS volunteer. I urge Sen. _____________________ to vote NO on the upcoming budget resolution. This budget allows Congress to pass $1.5 trillion in wasteful tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations. As a result, critical services for America’s working families, such as Medicaid and SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), will be put at risk. Sen. _________________ should not be asking struggling families in our state to sacrifice so that wealthy people can get another tax cut. Will you tell him/her to vote NO on the budget resolution?

If you cannot call, please send them an e-mail today using our online action alert. And, if you have the opportunity to talk directly with a specific policy aide in the office, you can adapt our “laser talks” for your calls. Also, remember that the House is on recess this week – and then they will return to DC to negotiate a final budget resolution and move quickly to pass tax legislation. Request face-to-face meetings with them to talk about the budget and tax bills, and look for town halls where you can ask them questions about it. Please contact Jos Linn ([email protected]) for assistance, and fill out a lobby report form afterward to let us know how it went.This budget threatens millions of our neighbors all across the country.

Please call your senators right away today – they must get a strong message that voters oppose tax breaks for the rich that put basic assistance at risk.


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