Protect vital programs; End upper income tax cuts
9to5, National Association of Working Women, along with over 1900 national, state and local groups recently signed the SAVE for All letter (see below) because we are concerned about the impact of sequestration on our community, the individuals we serve and the programs they need.
I hope that you will work to incorporate the SAVE for All principles in upcoming budget plants. I urge you to protect low-income and vulnerable people from cuts, both to the discretionary programs such as education, nutrition aid, job training and housing that are now subject to harmful reductions starting in January.
I am concerned that cuts to essentials such as SNAP/food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and tax credits for low-income working families will be at risk if Congress tries to reduce the deficit without increasing revenues. The SAVE for All principles outline the right choices to put our national on the right economic track. We must incorporate investments to create jobs. We must raise revenues from fair sources, including ending the Bush-era tax breaks on income over $250,000. That alone would come close to replacing all the defense, international, and domestic cuts proposed under sequestration.
Please go here to see the full letter and list of signers: http://www.chn.org/pdf/2012/SAVE2012LetterSigners.pdf
The actions you take in support of the SAVE for All principles will make a difference in the lives of millions of hard working Americans and their families.
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