TWITTER ATTACK! For May 2nd & 3rd Mark-Ups!

We’re at that point in the budget where Councilmembers start negotiating within their committees. Today (Wednesday) and Tomorrow (Thursday) Councilmembers need to hear from us to prioritize restoring funding to safety net services.

To make our voices heard during mark-ups, we are going to communicate directly with Councilmembers… through Tweets! Join our Twitter Attack to make sure the Council know the pressure is on to restore funding! Please use the below twitter suggestions to tweet at Council today and tomorrow as they decide what to fund in their committees.

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Committee on Human Services – WEDNESDAY markup Noon

Send these tweets to: @JimGrahamWard1 (chair), @TommyWells, @CMYMA, @marionbarryjr, @CMMichaelABrown

 

Homeless families/funding:

· End the Hunger Games: restore homeless services gap and put 250 families in housing! #dcfy13

· Looking forward to [insert Councilmember] supporting homeless kids in #dcfy13 budget

· Cuts hurt in #dcfy13. Please restore homeless services $ [insert Councilmember]

· Don’t gamble with kids’ lives: invest in affordable housing for 250 families in #dcfy13.

· Everyone deserves a safe place to sleep. That won’t happen without your #dcfy13 vote [insert Councilmember].

· Kids need homes. So do grown-ups. $$ for homeless services, affordable housing in #dcfy13!

 

TANF:

· [insert Councilmember] Could you & family live on $257/mo? Pls don’t force #TANF families to try. #dcfy13

· [insert Councilmember] Pls give #TANF families a chance to benefit from program improvements before more benefits cuts. #dcfy13

· [insert Councilmember] Pls don’t punish #TANF families 4 program failures. Postpone benefits cuts in #dcfy13 budget.

 

Interim Disability Assistance:

· [Insert Councilmember] Support DC residents waiting for #SSI – Support DC residents waiting for #SSI – restore $2.4M to Interim Disability Assistance. #dcfy13

· [Insert Councilmember] Only $270/month – it’s the least DC can do. Fully fund Interim Disability Assistance. #dcfy13

 

Committee on Housing and Workforce Development – WEDNESDAY markup 11 am (NOW!)

Send these tweets to: @CMMichaelABrown (chair), @marionbarryjr, @VincentOrangeDC

 

Homeless families/funding:

· End the Hunger Games: restore homeless services gap and put 250 families in housing! #dcfy13

· Looking forward to [insert Councilmember] supporting homeless kids in #dcfy13 budget

· Cuts hurt in #dcfy13. Please restore homeless services $ [insert Councilmember]

· Don’t gamble with kids’ lives: invest in affordable housing for 250 families in #dcfy13.

· Everyone deserves a safe place to sleep. That won’t happen without your #dcfy13 vote [insert Councilmember].

· Kids need homes. So do grown-ups. $$ for homeless services, affordable housing in #dcfy13!

Committee on the Judiciary – THURSDAY markup 11 am

Send these tweets to: @JackEvansWard2, @marycheh, @MurielBowser, @marionbarryjr

 

Victim Services:

· D.C. can’t ignore the needs of domestic violence victims – fund victim services bit.ly/ovsfy13 #dcfy13

· Without more victim services $ #dcfy13, we’ll all face the consequences. [insert Councilmember] bit.ly/ovsfy13

· Without action by [insert Councilmember] domestic violence shelters will decrease beds. Fund Victim Services! #dcfy13

· D.C. can’t turn more victims away from life-saving services. Fund victim services bit.ly/ovsfy13 #dcfy13

 

Committee on Health – THURSDAY markup Noon

Send these tweets to: @marycheh, @TommyWells, @CMYMA, @marionbarryjr

Healthcare Alliance:

· Health care is a human right! Restore funding for Alliance #dcfy13

· [insert Councilmember] Support a healthy DC – fight to restore Alliance! #dcfy13

Committee of the Whole (Education) – THURSDAY markup 5 pm

Send these tweets to: @Kwamebrowndc (chair), @JackEvansWard2, @marycheh, @MurielBowser, @TommyWells, @CMYMA, @marionbarryjr, @CMMichaelABrown, @VincentOrangeDC

 

Adult Education:

· [Insert Councilmember] Let’s ensure GEDs for all. Invest $1.1M in the Accelerated Learning Initiative. #dcfy13

· [Insert Councilmember] Increase job opps for #DC residents with $1.1M in the Accelerated Learning Initiative. #dcfy13

 

Child Care:

· [Insert Councilmember] 5.7 million cut from child care = 400 more families without childcare. Fund the subsidy #dcfy13

· [Insert Councilmember] Please restore childcare funds from local $ and help teen moms stay in school. #dcfy13

· [Insert Councilmember] Over 40k families eligible for the child care subsidy voucher program. Fund it! #dcfy13

· Over 10,000 families on waiting lists of child care centers in the District. More to come without more $! #dcfy13

· Make the intake process for child care more accessible so families can return to work and school. #dcfy13

· Raise childcare providers reimbursement rates up to 2010 market so providers can stay in business! #dcfy13

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