From: Michael Petit
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: TODAY: National Call-In Day to End Sequestration
Date: Tue Dec 03 16:40:26 MST 2013

From our friends at the National Low Income Housing Coalition:

Call your Members of Congress today and urge them to cancel sequestration and protect housing programs

Sequestration is bad public policy that is placing even further strain on tens of thousands of low income families across the country. Nondefense discretionary (NDD) programs—including most U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs—have absorbed a disproportionate share of sequestration-mandated funding cuts. These programs will be cut even deeper if Congress does not reach a budget agreement that cancels sequestration.

Today, December 3, please join a national call-in day to end sequestration. Call 866-898-2624 and tell your Members of Congress three critical things:

  • Sequestration has already harmed tens of thousands of low income Americans. The hardships they face will only grow worse unless sequestration is cancelled. States and local communities depend on HUD and USDA programs to meet dire housing needs. Sequestration has made it even harder for poor people to find and afford housing and threatens to cause more people to become homeless.
  • The Budget Committee conference members must come to an agreement that cancels sequestration before the December 13 deadline.
  • An agreement that cancels sequestration will allow Congress to pass FY14 spending bills, instead of another Continuing Resolution, which would avoid further cuts to HUD and USDA programs.

Please join others across the country today and call your Members of Congress. You can help prevent further cuts to housing programs! Join with us in advocating for an end to sequestration and ensuring that the Budget Conference Committee comes to agreement on an FY14 budget.

To participate, call 866-898-2624 today, December 3.

For more information and to see expanded talking points, visit

Please contact with any questions, and to let us know feedback you receive.

Thank you for your support and action!

Michael Petit
Every Child Matters Education Fund

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