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Congress needs to #StopTheCuts

The clock is ticking. Soon after Halloween, the federal government will reach its limit on borrowing. That means the U.S. would not be able to meet all its obligations – payments to bondholders and everything government does, from Social Security checks to federal worker pay to Medicare and Medicaid bills.

Tell Congress: Don’t scare us – get to work! Increase the debt limit and #StopTheCuts.

There are several ways to take action:

• Send an email.

• Join the Twitterstorm on October 21 at 1pm ET with #StopTheCuts with our social media toolkit.

• Post a blog (check out MomsRising’s blog next Wednesday morning for a #StoptheCuts Blog Carnival that CHN is cosponsoring).

• You can even pick up the phone (Call the Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121, and ask for your Rep. or Senators).

Whatever you choose – please speak out. Members of Congress must get to work now. With so much at stake, they should act this month to prevent the self-inflicted wounds of debt ceiling disaster and impending cuts to everything from Head Start to meals on wheels to low-income housing. We’ve got Halloween ghouls and monsters – we don’t need Congress to be scary.

For more important background on the debt ceiling and ways you can take action, see CHN’s latest blog post.


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