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Tell Your Senator to Support President Obama’s 2010 Budget!

Posted By Angela On March 23, 2009 @ 7:00 am In Health Parity Alerts | Comments Disabled

Call Your Senators Now, toll-free at 1-866-544-7573!

Tell them: “Please vote to support President Obama’s budget priorities, to set us on the path to create jobs, provide health care for all, and develop renewable energy.  I care about taking care of families during the recession, and about reducing poverty in the long run.  These investments will revive our economy and build a foundation for long-term prosperity.”

President Obama recently released his proposal for the 2010 federal budget. The President has produced a groundbreaking budget proposal to reset America’s priorities.

But opposition is growing.  That’s because the budget is responsible in paying for these investments.  There are corporations who don’t want their loopholes closed, wealthy households who don’t want to lose any of their tax deductions, military contractors who like their generous payments, and companies who don’t want to pay a fee designed to reduce global warming.  The hoofprints of a lot of gored oxen are visible on Capitol Hill.

If you want the public interest to win out over the vested interests, please call your Senators!

Next week, the House and Senate Budget Committees are expected to report out their budget resolutions, with floor votes expected the week of March 30.  Please let your Senators know you want these investments.  Every day of bad economic news makes it more important to invest in the President’s priorities.

Some of what’s good in the budget:
The budget provides $634 billion in funding in order to tackle health care reform over the next 10 years.  It increases our investment in programs that pay off over the long term, such as Head Start, education for low-income children and college students, improved child nutrition, and other programs that benefit low-income children. It will reduce pollution and create jobs in renewable energy.  It addresses the immediate needs of those families hardest hit by the current economic downturn by building on the recently passed economic recovery legislation.  For more information, see:  The President’s Budget:  A Dramatic Shift in Priorities, http://www.chn.org/humanneeds/090311a.html

Please call your Senators today, at 1-866-544-7573:

  1. An operator will connect you to the Senator’s office in Washington, D.C.
  2. When connected, ask to speak with a staff person who works on the budget and deliver the message above.
  3. Make sure to call both of your Senators. You can find your Senators at http://senate.gov/

From the Coalition on Human Needs

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