The Super Committee must not balance the budget on the backs of the poor, the next 48 Hours are Crucial: Call Congress Today

November 16, 2011 at 6:52 am Leave a comment

The next 48 hours are critical to protecting programs that are vital to
hungry and poor people. The Super Committee, which is charged with dealing with
our budget deficit, is finalizing its recommendations this week. Please
call Sen. Merkley and Sen. Wyden and  Vacant today at 1-800-826-3688, and ask
them to urge the Super Committee to create a circle of protection around funding
for programs for hungry and poor people in the United States and around the
world.

To come up with $1.2 trillion in cuts over 10 years, everything – EVERYTHING
– is on the table. Funding for programs for hungry and poor people in the United
States and abroad is at serious risk. You must tell Sen. Merkley and Sen. Wyden
and  Vacant not to let the Super Committee sacrifice these programs to reach a
budget deal.

Programs such as SNAP (formerly food stamps), the Earned Income Tax Credit,
and the Child Tax Credit are working to keep hunger and poverty at bay for
millions of Americans in this recession. Emergency food aid and development
assistance provide sustainable and lifesaving support for children and mothers,
including in the famine-stricken Horn of Africa. These and many other programs
are on the chopping block. The budget must not be balanced on the backs of poor
people.

The Super Committee members have been in negotiations, but they need to hear
your call of overwhelming support for these critical programs. Use our
toll-free number to call Sen. Merkley and Sen. Wyden and  Vacant today

at 1-800-826-3688, or no later than Nov. 17. Ask them to
urge the Super Committee to create a circle of protection around funding
for programs for hungry and poor people in the United States and
abroad
.

Remember, the next 48 hours are critical. Thank you for your support.

More details:

Tell Sen. Merkley and Sen. Wyden :

  • Don’t sacrifice
    programs for hungry and poor people in order to reach a deal.
    Combating
    poverty and hunger is both a Christian and an American value. Congress should
    hold firm to this principle as it seeks ways to address our deficits.
  • The Super Committee
    should protect programs for hungry and poor people from budget cuts.

    Programs such as SNAP and poverty-focused development assistance are effective
    and give people the tools they need to pull themselves out of poverty.
  • The Super Committee’s
    recommendations for budget cuts must be balanced and include revenues.

    Poor people didn’t create the deficit, and the budget shouldn’t be balanced on
    their backs.

The Super Committee will finalize its recommendations
this week. The next 48 hours are critical. Please call Sen. Merkley and
Sen. Wyden and  Vacant at 1-800-826-3688 today or no later than Thursday,
November 17.

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