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CALL OR EMAIL TODAY TO URGE THE MAYOR TO INVEST IN THE SAFETY NET!

Mayor Gray is in the process of setting his priorities for this year’s budget and he needs to hear from us! He has the opportunity to restore critical funding to safety net services that have suffered deep budget cuts during the recession. Help us call on the Mayor to invest in programs and policies that help people afford to live in their community, protect our most vulnerable residents, and tackle unemployment through smart investments in training and education.

Please email the message below to eom (at) dc.gov, or call the Mayor at 202-727-6263 using the below phone script below as a guide, then send this to 10 friends or colleagues and ask them to do the same! We also have informative tweets (also below) you can send!

Find out more about the programs that have been badly cut here.

In addition to calling and emailing, continue to vote for our priorities here.

Thank you for standing with us!

Fair Budget Coalition
MakeOneCityPossible.com
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For Emails:

Dear Mayor Gray,

I am writing because I want you to Make One City Possible by investing in programs and policies that create opportunities to live and work in the District.
The gap between the rich and the poor in DC is growing, and safety net programs have been cut drastically when people need them the most.  I urge you to invest in programs and policies that help people afford to live in their community, protect our most vulnerable residents, and tackle unemployment through smart investments in training and education.  I support the recommendations of the Fair Budget Coalition, which can be found at www.Makeonecitypossible.com.

Some of those recommendations include:

  • Restore $1.2 million to adult basic education and literacy programs, which will allow 400 more residents to get the skills needed for further education, training, and employment.
  • Invest $2.25 million to provide support and housing to help 150 homeless families on TANF move to work.  Housing subsidies and intensive support services will give families a stable foundation to participate in training and to move toward employment and independence.
  • Restore $4 million to Interim Disability Assistance so that 1,200 District residents who cannot work due to a disability have a modest income to make ends meet and access services that promote recovery and less costly emergency care.
  • Enforce workplace protections laws, like the minimum and living wage laws, the Accrued Paid Sick and Safe Leave Act, and the Wage Payment Act, and strengthen penalties against employers who violate their workers’ rights and try to steal their wages.

Please let me know where you stand on these recommendations.

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For Phone Calls:


Hi, my name is __________ and I am calling today to urge the Mayor to support the recommendations of the Fair Budget Coalition.  The gap between the rich and the poor in DC is growing, and safety net programs have been cut drastically when people need them the most.  To Make One City Possible, we need a budget and policies that create opportunities to live and work in DC.  We urge Mayor Gray to… [Choose one or more of the programs mentioned below or list other programs you care about]

  • Restore $1.2 million to adult basic education and literacy programs, which will allow 400 more residents to get the skills needed for further education, training, and employment.
  • Invest $2.25 million to provide support and housing to help 150 homeless families on TANF move to work.  Housing subsidies and intensive support services will give families a stable foundation to participate in training and to move toward employment and independence.
  • Restore $4 million to Interim Disability Assistance so that 1,200 District residents who cannot work due to a disability have a modest income to make ends meet and access services that promote recovery and less costly emergency care.
  • Enforce workplace protections laws, like the minimum and living wage laws, the Accrued Paid Sick and Safe Leave Act, and the Wage Payment Act, and strengthen penalties against employers who violate their workers’ rights and try to steal their wages.

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For Tweets (consider using any or all of the following):

@mayorvincegray I want you to Make One City Possible by investing in programs & policies that create opportunities to live & work in the DC

@mayorvincegray The gap b/n the rich & poor in DC is growing & safety net programs have been cut drastically  when people need them the most

@mayorvincegray I urge you to invest in programs and policies that help people afford to live in their community–> makeonecitypossible.com

@mayorvincegray Restore $1.2 million to adult basic education and literacy programs: makeonecitypossible.com

@mayorvincegray Invest $2.25 million to provide support and housing to help 150 homeless families on TANF move to work:  makeonecitypossible.com

@mayorvincegray Restore $4 mil to IDA so 1,200 DC residents who cannot work due to a disability have a modest income: makeonecitypossible.com

@mayorvincegray Enforce workplace protection laws & strengthen penalties against employers who violate their workers’ rights (Please RT)

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