Bush Cuts Hurt Families|
2003-05-13, 12:58 p.m.
This is a critical message from Stop Family Violence.
Please take action and forward as quickly and broadly as possible!
Please ask every member of your organization, church or congregation, school, or listserv to take action individually.
Please send to friends and family too!
We need to make as much noise as possible on this one!!
On Thursday May 15, the Senate will be voting on an irresponsible tax bill
that will provide at least $350 billion in tax-breaks. Meanwhile, severe
budget deficits are affecting real people's lives:
Massachusetts has proposed eliminating all funding for Sexual Assault
programs throughout the state. Connecticut may eradicate the Office of
Victim Advocacy. Maine has proposed eliminating 6 out of their 7 domestic
violence prosecutor positions. Arizona has already eliminated 191 probation
officers and proposes eliminating 164 more. A judge from that state warns
that sexual and domestic violence offenders will not receive proper
supervision with these staff reductions. Tennessee has proposed cuts to
probation, parole, substance abuse, early childhood education and child
abuse prevention programs. Maryland is cutting legal aid funding by 75%;
Pennsylvania proposes $48 million in cuts for mental health services;
Missouri will be making cuts to Medicaid so drastic that 84,200 children
will lose health care coverage; Minnesota proposes decreasing child-care
subsidies, leaving single working moms with the choice of placing their
children at risk because of inadequate child-care or s
topping work altogether. And the list goes on.
Tell your Senators to support the States!
Tell them to support our safety!
Tell them to support our families!
Tell them this is not time for a tax-break of any size!!
Visit Stop Family Violence. to learn more about the tax-cut plan
and to send a free, pre-written e-mail to your Senators.
ALSO - On Wednesday, May 14 - MAKE A TOLL-FREE CALL to your Senators telling
them NO TAX CUTS - SUPPORT THE STATES.
(thanks to the AFL-CIO for the toll-free line)
If you're having trouble getting through on the toll-free line, or if you
can't place your call on Wednesday, please call the Capitol Switchboard at
If you've never called your legislators before - it's easy! Just ask the
operator for your Senator's office. Tell the staff person your name,
address, and that you're calling to urge the Senator to vote against any tax
cuts, and to support the states in their fiscal crisis. That's it!!
Please let us know you've made the call and tell us how it went by visiting THIS SITE
If this was your first time calling, please tell us that, and tell us how it
felt to get involved!
Also let us know if you'd like a Stop Family Violence bumper-sticker!!!
There is no question that your calls and messages on this issue really
matter. In April, because of the huge outpouring of calls to Congress, we
succeeded in getting the Senate to reduce their preliminary tax-cut proposal
from $724 billion to $350 billion - less than half of the President's
Let's keep the pressure on!!! Send a message today - make a call on
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Please pass this message along to others. These tax cuts will affect us
Thanks for getting involved!
"Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation." - Martin Luther King, Jr.