Friday, March 8, 2013


What Congress did to the American people last week was reprehensible.
Do something about it. Call your representatives today. photo: Ove Overmyer

Rochester, N.Y. -- The middle class got hung out to dry last Friday, and it didn't have to happen. The majority of Americans got screwed while the top 1 % got propped up by their GOP puppets.

Congress failed us. They failed you and me. They failed to compromise -- with most Republicans insisting on protecting tax loopholes for the wealthiest Americans. And, because of this disastrous outcome that was self-inflicted, a series of devastating budget cuts known as the sequester are now in effect.

Americans across the country are starting to feel the consequences. From local governments, school teachers to air traffic controllers to families with kids in a Head Start program. We're talking about funding for our local fire departments and programs that feed our seniors. This is not just policy dysfunction—this happenstance is completely immoral.

This isn't a game folks-- and Congress needs to hear from the people they represent. They can put an end to these cuts right now but you have to do your part.

Here's a quick and simple action that you can take right now to send a message that members of Congress -- and everyone else -- can't ignore.

Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your Senate and House legislators. Here are some basic tips to help you along.

Congress can put an end to these disastrous budget cuts at any time -- but they need to feel the pressure to come to the table and find a common-sense solution. Please act now. Your family’s quality of life depends on it. 

-Ove Overmyer

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