The House Budget Committee has already approved a fiscal 2018 budget resolution. We are making headlines with the new budget and its not pretty folks. They have taken aim again at us and they just might hit us right between the eyes. How much more can we continue to tolerate, how much more can our families take. We must fight back and here is how to do it now. From your own personal phone, off duty (not on duty, or using a governement phone or e-mail), call and talk to your congresswomen, Ms. Lisa Blunt-Rochester.
Below is a script to use:
Here are the call in numbers:
DC Office: 844.669.5146
District Office: 888.775.3148
Here is a script you can use:
Hello, my name is (NAME), and I am a member of AFGE and work for (YOUR AGENCY) in (YOUR CITY), and I have dedicated my career to supporting and protecting our troops. Despite the hard work of my colleagues and I, the Administration wants to cut the budget for my agency, and take away my pay and retirement benefits too.
• Tell them what you do every day for the constituents in their District.
I take pride in my job. I hope Congress does, too. That’s why I’m asking that you not support the Administration’s proposed budget that severely cut my pay and retirement. The President’s budget takes $149 billion cuts from the Federal Employees on top of the $182 billion (yes with a b) that we have already sacrificed since 2010.
Did you know that a third of Federal Employees are veterans? Any cuts to federal employees will cut the pay and retirement benefits for hundreds of thousands of veterans who are federal employees. (If you are a veteran, please tell them you were proud to serve you country in the military and you are just proud serving the America people as a federal employee in NAME YOUR CITY)
The bottom line is that this budget takes from services that working families depend on, and lines the pockets of huge contractors and tax cuts for huge corporations.