Call 888-659-9401 today to save schools, Social Security & more

Today is a day the AFL-CIO, SEIU, the Campaign for America’s Future and thousands of Americans across the country are urging members to call Congress about the fiscal cliff.
When you dial that number you will be prompted to press 1 for the House of Representative or 2 for the U.S. Senate.
It’s important to tell your representatives the the top 2 percent should not get to keep their tax cut and they should not cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits.
It’s also a day a number of education advocates are calling to say education has been cut too much already and further cuts will drastically harm schools’ abilities to adequately educate children, including some of the neediest. Here’s a link to a New York TImes article about the state underfunding schools to the point that many lack basic resources.
Nationally, estimates are that states and local communities would lose $2.7 billion in federal funding for justt three critical education programs alone  –  Title I, special education state grants, and Head Start  – that serve a combined 30.7 million children.

Call 888-659-9401 to let your representative know that you support a fair approach to deficit reduction. We don’t have to go off any fiscal cliff.

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  1. Dennis Flamenbaum December 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    First of all, hi Betsy. I have tried many numbers to reach our NY Senators in Washington and haven’t gotten through after waiting many times to make connection with a member of their staff. This call-in Ihope is working and sending them a strong message from the middle class including retirees that Pres. Obama was reelected to carry our message.

    • Betsy Sandberg December 11, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

      Thanks Dennis. It did work for me. I will try to get a report from AFL-CIO on how many calls were lodged.

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