Friday, March 17, 2017

ACTION: Oppose Trump's "America First" Budget

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Friday, March 17, 2017
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OPPOSE TRUMP’S “AMERICA FIRST” BUDGET 
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It puts #AmericansLast
Trump’s “America First” budget proposal debuted yesterday. Despite its title, the budget seems to target Americans, by eliminating and severely cutting federal agencies and popular programs and putting that money into defense. . It would gut the state department, environmental protection, cut funding for scientific research and programs that impoverished people rely on for food, heat, and other vital services.
Congress is already balking. We need them to push back hard to truly put Americans first. 
ELIMINATES funding:
- National Endowment for the Arts
- Climate-change prevention programs, including pledged payments to U.N. climate-change programs
- Corporation for Public Broadcasting
- International climate-change programs
- Institute of Museum and Library Sciences
- Senior Community Service Employment Program, which helps low-income seniors find work
SIGNIFICANTLY CUTS funding:
-“Super Fund” environmental cleanup program
- Office of Science
…and others
INCREASES
- $2.6 Billion to build “the wall”
- Department of Defense +52 billion
ADDS
- $80 million to adjudicate immigrant removal proceedings, fund more attorneys
- $200 million to create NEW private-school choice program
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CALL YOUR US REPRESENTATIVE
Find yours: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
SAMPLE SCRIPT:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. President Trump’s new budget cuts funding for many institutions and programs that American citizens rely on, all for an amped up defense budget. Will Rep. [--] commit to voting NO on this budget and using every tool possible to avoid irreversible damage to critical federal agencies and federally funded programs?”
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CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855
OR District offices: http://bonamici.house.gov/office/oregon-office
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC (202) 225-6730
OR District offices: https://walden.house.gov/contact-greg
CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3}
DC: (202) 225-4811
OR District offices: https://blumenauer.house.gov/contact/offices
CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC 202-225-6416
OR District offices: http://defazio.house.gov/contact/offices
CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711
OR District offices: http://schrader.house.gov/contact/officelocations.htm

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