Protect low-income Americans in the lame duck session!
Struggling families have a lot at stake if Congress fails to act by the end of the year. Without congressional action, vital expansions to tax credits for working families and federal emergency unemployment insurance benefits will expire at the end of the year. Not only that, but automatic cuts to human needs programs such as job training, early education, and nutrition assistance for mothers and infants are also scheduled to take effect in January 2013.
Congress has already begun debating whether to extend the expiring provisions and how to address or avert the pending budget cuts that are set to automatically begin early next year.
It’s imperative that, as Congress deliberates, it only considers proposals that protect low-income and vulnerable people, promote job creation so all of us can share in restored economic growth, and increase revenues from fair sources. The fact that tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans are set to expire must also be taken into consideration.
Urge your members of Congress to continue unemployment insurance benefits and the tax credits that help working families. Ask them to let the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans expire so we can pay down our deficit and make the investments we need to lift all Americans up. And urge them to avert the automatic across-the-board cuts to human needs programs—with so many families and children struggling, we can’t afford to cut the services helping them make ends meet.
Weigh in with your members of Congress today and ask them to protect low-income Americans in the deficit and tax debate. Now is the time to make your voice heard.