A Fair Deal for All Americans
Tell the Super Committee To Pass a Fair Deal! The Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction also known as the “Super Committee” is approaching a deadline of November 23, 2011 to craft a deficit-reduction package of at least $1.2 trillion.
Media reports have outlined proposals released by committee members that would make changes to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and vital human needs programs, and decrease taxes for people making over $250,000 a year-proposals that have been rejected over and over again by people in poll after poll.
Please contact your members of Congress and tell them the committee must not pass a bad deal that leaves our country worse off.
1)To find your members of Congress, click here. You will need to make three calls; one to your Representative and one to each of your Senators. To find if your member of Congress is on the Super Committee, click here.
2)Call (888) 907-1485 to be connected to your member’s office and give them the message below.
My name is __________ and I am with YWCA Boston. I am also a constituent. I understand the Super Committee is working on a deal to address the deficit. I would ask the Representative/Senator to urge his/her colleagues on the committee to support the following:
1) Revenue and military spending must be part of a balanced approach to the deficit.
2) No eligibility and benefits changes to entitlement programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and SNAP/Food Stamps.
3) No additional cuts to domestic discretionary programs, including the Community Development Block Grant and no changes to the charitable deduction.
I also strongly oppose extending tax cuts for people making over $250,000 a year. These tax cuts have been rejected in poll after poll by the American people. And extending them would add trillions of dollars to deficit, making reducing the deficit even tougher.
The Super Committee must address the deficit with a balanced approach and not take steps that will add trillions to our deficit. Thank you.“
Sylvia Ferrell Jones is the President & CEO of YWCA Boston, America’s first YW.