Send a message to your Congress members that the House budget (H.R. 1) -- which makes deep cuts in our social safety net and other key human resource investment programs -- is unacceptable. Adopted by the House on a party-line vote, this legislation slashes funding for programs vitally important to women, families and low-income people, while asking few sacrifices of wealthy individuals and corporations. The New York Times has described the bill as waging a "war on women."
Senate leaders have said that they will not take up H.R. 1; but just recently the Senate agreed to $4 billion in cuts as part of a compromise measure to keep the government in operation for the next two weeks. NOW believes that the House Republican leadership will keep pushing for many more multi-billion-dollar cuts to these vital programs, using the threat of shutting down the government as a way to get Senate approval.
Please send a message to your House member and both of your senators letting them know that you oppose these draconian cuts to critical programs needed by women and their families. Take action NOW!