***SOLIDARITY SUNDAYS DAILY ACTIONS***
Subject: This insane freaking budget
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In a nutshell, 45’s proposed budget strips out all of the things that give us faith in humanity and leaves us with guns and barriers. So long Meals on Wheels! Bye bye glaciers! Arts--who needs ‘em? Me Fail English? You betcha with these education cuts! It would almost be comical if the consequences weren’t so bone chillingly horrible.
NOPE. Not today, Don the Con.
So, let’s get to work and demand action to stop this.
1) Contact ALL your MOCs: email/call/write--whatever it takes and let them know that this budget WILL NOT FLY.
Find your local MOCs here, if you don’t already have them on speed dial: http://whoismyrepresentative.com/
Sample Script (parts taking from 5calls.org because when I started typing all that came out was a long list of curse words):
Please vote NO on Trump's proposed budget's elimination of funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The total cost of these programs is a tiny fraction of the federal budget but they deliver a wealth of art, culture, education, and joy to our communities. Military spending already represents half of our discretionary budget, and the EPA programs whose funding Trump would cut are vital to maintaining clean and livable communities.
2) Donate or volunteer to your favorite non-profit that is in danger of budget cuts.
Karen Finlay, who has been coming to Solidarity Sundays meetings, since the beginning had a great idea--she signed up to become a driver for Meals on Wheels! How great is that? And guess what?--you can, too!
You can also donate money to climate change focused non profits like these.
Or go to a museum and pay double the entrance fee this weekend. Or go to the ballet! Or listen to NPR!
Or sign up to volunteer at your closest school. Donate books. Or better yet, go to www.DonorChoose.org and find a school and give it money--even $20 can help!
Whatever you do, the most important thing is that you do something. And continue to do something.
Thank you all for your amazing efforts for every call, every dollar, every moment spent helping others--it is a deposit into making a better world.