ACTION ALERT: The Fiscal Cliff
If a compromise on deficit reduction is not reached by the end of the year, automatic across-the-board cuts (sequestration) will dramatically scale back federal domestic programs, threatening the social safety net for millions of American families. Further, a series of tax cuts is also scheduled to expire at the end of the year, threatening middle class families with an average annual tax increase of $2,000. These two components – steep spending cuts and abrupt tax hikes – would undermine our nation’s economic recovery while needlessly putting many struggling families at risk.
Reducing our deficit by making further cuts to social safety net programs without including additional revenues only worsens the financial and economic outlook for AANHPI families.
Tell your Member of Congress that draconian cuts and abrupt tax increases on American families are not a viable solution to fix our debt. We need a balanced approach to deficit reduction that requires the wealthy to pay their fair share, protects social safety net programs from further spending cuts, and supports the economy recovery in our communities.
Below, please find advocacy tools to make sure your voice is heard!
Lisa Hasegawa – Executive Director, National CAPACD
Deborah Weinstein – Executive Director, Coalition on Human Needs
Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32)
Gautam Raghavan – Associate Director of Public Engagement, White House Office of Public Engagement
Portia Wu -- Special Assistant to the President for Labor and Workforce Policy, White House
National CAPACD Press Release Template
Additional resources to tailor your organization's press release:
Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding - Breakdown of HUD Program Cuts
Impact of Sequestration: More than Two Million Americans Face Negative Impacts of 2013 Cuts to Affordable Housing and Community Development Programs
Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
Contact Your Representatives and Senators
Social Media Campaigns