Pass a clean budget that helps women, children & families

In September, Congress will vote on a budget to fund the federal government for the next fiscal year (beginning October 1). The current House budget proposal is dangerous to women, children, and families — it diverts funds from human needs programs like Medicaid and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and adds it to Department of Defense programs to the tune of $621.5 billion. This is $72 billion more than is allowed by current law. Further, there is a threat that ideological amendments (policy riders or “poison pills”) will be attached to this must-pass legislation. Congress should instead pass a clean budget that allows for economic opportunity and helps those most vulnerable in our nation.

Step 1

Input your home address to get your electeds’ contact info.

Locate your Senators and Representative

ex: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20500

Step 2

Call ALL of your electeds and read them this script. Feel free to personalize.

Hi, my name is [X] and I am a member of the National Council of Jewish Women from [city, state]. The current budget resolution to fund the federal government for the next year is dangerous to women, children, and families, especially to people of color and those struggling to make ends meet. I urge you to pass a budget that adequately fund human needs programs and is free of harmful ideological riders.

Step 3

Tell us how it went.