A government shutdown?

Jack Shapiro, OFA
2017-04-25 19:49:23
Friend -- Congress has just three days to pass a bill that keeps the government funded, or we'll be face-to-face with another shutdown. This White House should want Congress to pass a straightforward funding bill so we can avoid the disastrous consequences of a shutdown -- but instead, they've repeatedly floated outrageous demands. Just days ago, they insisted that Congress would have to provide funds for their misguided border wall if they wanted to keep the government open. But thanks to voices like yours, the administration seems to have realized that the American people won't tolerate their tax dollars being wasted on this wall and the cruel immigration agenda it embodies. We've made clear that this demand was a non-starter, and the administration has reportedly dropped it -- at least for now. But it remains to be seen what other poison pills might end up on the table. Join the team that's standing up against the partisan games that have brought us here -- tell us you want to be a part of the effort, and we'll follow up with ways to take action: my.ofa.us/Say-No-To-Partisan-Games If Speaker Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and their colleagues can't fulfill their responsibility to fund the government, the people who they are supposed to represent, and all of us, will suffer the consequences of a shutdown: Veterans' benefits could be on the chopping block. Payments that serve as critical lifelines for the unemployed or for farmers could be discontinued. Potential homeowners or small business entrepreneurs may have to wait for their loans to be approved. National parks could close, and hundreds of thousands of government workers could be put on leave. Cutting off access to these services over ideological demands -- like insisting that taxpayers foot the bill for a foolish border wall -- would be irresponsible and harmful to the people Congress should be working for. Say we deserve better than these partisan games -- add your name now: my.ofa.us/Say-No-To-Partisan-Games Thanks, Jack Jack Shapiro Director of Policy and Campaigns Organizing for Action
It's time to drop the reckless demands and fund the government.
Organizing for Action
Friend --

Congress has just three days to pass a bill that keeps the government funded, or we'll be face-to-face with another shutdown.

This White House should want Congress to pass a straightforward funding bill so we can avoid the disastrous consequences of a shutdown -- but instead, they've repeatedly floated outrageous demands. Just days ago, they insisted that Congress would have to provide funds for their misguided border wall if they wanted to keep the government open.

But thanks to voices like yours, the administration seems to have realized that the American people won't tolerate their tax dollars being wasted on this wall and the cruel immigration agenda it embodies. We've made clear that this demand was a non-starter, and the administration has reportedly dropped it -- at least for now. But it remains to be seen what other poison pills might end up on the table.

Join the team that's standing up against the partisan games that have brought us here -- tell us you want to be a part of the effort, and we'll follow up with ways to take action.

If Speaker Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and their colleagues can't fulfill their responsibility to fund the government, the people who they are supposed to represent, and all of us, will suffer the consequences of a shutdown:

Veterans' benefits could be on the chopping block. Payments that serve as critical lifelines for the unemployed or for farmers could be discontinued. Potential homeowners or small business entrepreneurs may have to wait for their loans to be approved. National parks could close, and hundreds of thousands of government workers could be put on leave.

Cutting off access to these services over ideological demands -- like insisting that taxpayers foot the bill for a foolish border wall -- would be irresponsible and harmful to the people Congress should be working for.

Say we deserve better than these partisan games -- add your name now:

Add your name

Thanks,

Jack

Jack Shapiro
Director of Policy and Campaigns
Organizing for Action
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