Mark Your Calendars!
September 15-16 Are the National Call-In Days Urging Congress to Raise Harmful Spending Caps
On September 15 and 16, between 9am-5pm (ET), people from across the country will call their members of Congress and deliver a simple, unified message: raise the sequester caps and fully fund housing programs. Please join this effort to support critical housing programs by marking your calendar and following the instructions below on the designated days.
The Budget Control Act of 2011’s spending caps have led to devastating cuts to critical housing programs. Additional “sequester” caps for fiscal year 2016 would bring more deep cuts for HUD and Rural Housing Services programs. These call-in days are being coordinated by Caps Hurt Communities, an advocacy campaign to build a movement of individuals and organizations committed to bringing an end to federal sequester caps. To learn more about the impact of the sequester caps on housing programs, please visit: http://nlihc.org/issues/budget.
How to Take Action
On September 15 and 16, between 9am-5pm (ET), please take a few moments to call your members of Congress. To do so, dial the Congressional switchboard at 877-210-5351 and ask to speak with your legislator. Ideally, you can make three calls – one to each of your Senators, and one to your Representative. Tell the receptionist in your legislator’s office how important affordable housing is to your community and leave this simple message:
“It’s time to pass a housing budget that works for our communities. Please raise the sequester caps and fully fund housing programs.”
If you have any questions, please contact Nate Coffman at ncoffman AT ohiocdc.org or (614) 461-6392 ext. 207. Thank you for your advocacy!