Take Action! Tell Your Members of Congress: No Wall, No repeal of DACA, No Government Shutdown, No Cuts to Medicaid and Medicare in This Budget
August 30, 2017
ISSUE: This is the last week your members of Congress are home in their districts before returning to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 5 to reconvene Congress and begin deliberations on the federal budget. The specter of a government shutdown looms, as 45 has threatened to veto any spending bill that does not contain funding for his divisive, discriminatory and hateful border wall.
A federal government shutdown could create major problems for HIV clinics and community based organizations that are funded with federal dollars. Further, Republican members of Congress are pushing for severe budget cuts that would hurt the most vulnerable among us -- including deep cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and SNAP (food stamps). Meanwhile, the White House is threatening to roll back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shields some undocumented immigrants from deportation.
We need to make sure Congress knows: we support DACA, we welcome immigrants, we oppose a border wall, and we support funding the social safety net.
Get the Facts
Your members of Congress are still in district! Don't miss the opportunity to meet with them in person by scheduling a meeting, birddogging them at a public event or even just stopping by. Find tips, talking points, a guide for setting up a meeting and more in our August Resistance Recess Toolkit.
[Note from TheBody.com: This article was originally published by PWN-USA on Aug. 28, 2017. We have cross-posted it with their permission.]
This article was provided by Positive Women's Network of the United States of America. Visit PWN-USA's website to find out more about their activities and publications.
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