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Call the Capital Oct. 17 & 18-- Set's Congress's Priorit
« on: October 11, 2005, 08:22:40 PM »
i got the following email from a co-worker and social worker.

i think this is a great idea.
our representatives need to hear what we have to say about everything. now is the time. :)

Rosemary

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From the Disabilities Network of New York City (DNNYC).
 
CALL THE CAPITOL TOLL-FREE OCTOBER 17 & 18: SET CONGRESS'S PRIORITIES
STRAIGHT!
 
Congress has a serious priorities problem - and it will mean less food
and health care for people in need if you don't set them straight.
 
Its unthinkable that Congress might cut Medicaid, Food Stamps, TANF and
other vital services for people in need - whose numbers have shot up
because of the hurricanes. But these cuts are now scheduled for action
in Congress starting the week of October 17.  
 
It's even more unthinkable that Congress may cut even more deeply!
Reacting to the cost of Katrina recovery, powerful voices in Congress
are now calling for deeper cuts across domestic programs. But they have
not stopped the plans for still more tax breaks to the well-off. These
are dangerous choices.  
 
 
CALL YOUR SENATORS AND REP. ON OCTOBER 17 OR 18 TELL THEM THESE CUTS
ARE
UNTHINKABLE!  
 
For a PDF flier with this information, click here:
http://www.chn.org/pdf/congresspriorities.pdf.
 
For background on cuts, click here:  
http://www.chn.org/pdf/congressprioritiesbackground.pdf.
 
HOW TO CALL:
 
Step 1: On October 17 or 18, call 1-800-426-8073 to be connected
toll-free to the Capitol Switchboard. Ask to speak to one of the
senators from your state.
 
Step 2: When the senators phone is answered, say:  
 
My name is ___________ and I live in [your town/city]. I would like
Senator [name] to oppose $35 billion in cuts to Medicaid, Food Stamps
and other vital services, and to oppose $70 billion in more tax cuts.  
 
The right priorities are protecting people from sickness and hardship,
investing in housing, jobs, and other services that families need not
squandering billions on tax cuts for the well-connected.  
 
 
Step 3: Use the toll-free number in step 1 and call your other senator
and your representative. If the lines are busy, please be patient and
try again. Or, dial their direct lines (not toll-free) - find the
numbers at www.senate.gov and www.house.gov
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