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$85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts have just kicked in.  When fully implemented, these automatic cuts (called a “sequester”):

  • Deny nutritional assistance to thousands of mothers and their infant children
  • Threaten our education system by cutting 70,000 pre-kindergarten students from the Head Start program, and 14,000 teachers
  • Take away jobless benefits for over 3.8 million people seeking employment, and deny job counseling to thousands of U.S. veterans
  • Batter countless other vital public services.  Learn how it affects your state here.

What Can YOU Do To Stop the Cuts?

1. SIGN THE PETITION urging your Senators to pursue federal deficit reduction through higher taxes on the wealthy and closing corporate tax loopholes, NOT cuts to programs that support the middle class and poor.

Petition text:
Dear Senators:
America’s working families did not create the federal debt crisis, so we shouldn't be expected to bear the burden of fixing it. The sequester cuts endanger childhood nutrition, student aid and many other programs of vital importance to the middle class and poor.  We, your constituents, urge you to be a leader in replacing the devastating cuts of the sequester with fair taxes on wealthy households and multinational corporations.

Sign this petition now!

2. CALL YOUR SENATORSFind your Senators and call their office to urge them to replace damaging cuts with fair taxes.

3. CONTRIBUTE TO ADA’S CAMPAIGN FOR FAIR TAXES -- America's working families didn’t cause our federal budget deficits and shouldn’t bear the burden of deficit reduction. Donate to ADA today, and help us engage, educate, and empower real people seeking progressive solutions for economic and social justice.  We will tag your donation in support of tax equity and will use 100% of your donation in our efforts to replace damaging cuts with fair taxes for America’s wealthiest households and multinational corporations.

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