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Sept. 8 & 9 - STOP Federal Budget Cuts to the Hungry and Uninsured

This is catastrophic for the uninsured, disabled, all who wil need longterm nursing home care like Altzheimer's patients, & poor people.Please forward this on & especially to anyone living anywhere where their Senators and Representatives are less supportive of these programs, even Democrats. Call Sen. Boxer & Finestein & Rep. Woolsey anyway to encouage them to take a more active role in opposing cuts. If the phone number provided is always busy, you can try the usual toll-free Capitol Switchboard number: 1-888-818-6641. Remember its 3 hours later in Washington DC.
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This September 8 and 9 -
Pick Up the Phone to Stop Budget Cuts

Tell Congress: STOP FEDERAL BUDGET CUTS TO THE HUNGRY AND UNINSURED

When they return in September, members of Congress will consider cutting Medicaid and Food Stamps for the nation's most vulnerable. But they don't have to! Make sure they hear from YOU. Spread the Word. Forward the alert below. Let's work together to generate thousands of phone calls to Congress on September 8 and 9. The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) has generously donated a toll-free line to connect advocates with their Senators and Representatives.


STOP FEDERAL BUDGET CUTS TO THE HUNGRY AND UNINSURED

September 8 and 9 Call-In Days

Call Your Senators and Representative: 1-800-426-8073
Use this toll-free number (generously provided by the American Friends Service Committee) to be connected to the Capitol Switchboard on September 8 and 9.

Tell them:

Please oppose reductions or eliminations of services in Medicaid, Food Stamps, TANF and other critical help for vulnerable people. (Such cutbacks are being considered as part of a budget reconciliation bill in September.)

It is wrong to impose the biggest budget sacrifices on the sick, the poor, the elderly and children by cutting supports while expanding tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and corporations.

BACKGROUND: By September 16, congressional committees have instructions to cut $35 billion from mandatory programs. Medicaid, Food Stamps, Medicare, the Earned Income Tax Credit, TANF, and SSI for elderly and disabled are all mandatory programs. Medicaid could be cut by as much as $10 billion. Food Stamps are also threatened.

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