Educate Congress Letter Drop

posted Dec 17, 2012, 12:43 PM by Emily Allen   [ updated Dec 17, 2012, 12:44 PM ]
Educate Congress Lunch Vigil - Rep. Lois Capps (CA-23) Educating Our Representatives and Senators   The "fiscal cliff" is approaching - ...
Office of Rep. Lois Capps
301 E. Carrillo St. 
Santa Barbara, CA

Dec 19 201212:00 PM

Educating Our Representatives and Senators 

The "fiscal cliff" is approaching - largely a ginned up crisis. We will bring facts and ethics into these debates, working to educate Congress.

The "Deal for All"- includes Robin Hood TaxMedicare for All, prosperity, and peace:

H.Res. 733 - to invest in education, job training, job creation. Oppose any legislation or effort which would cut benefits or endanger Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid--Cut spending on weapons 25%.

Robin Hood Tax:
HR 6411 - Rep. Keith Ellison's "Inclusive Prosperity Act - "financial speculation tax (FST) would generate hundreds of billions of dollars to fund job creation and kick-start the economy as well as save the social safety net.

Out of Afghanistan:
H.R. 780--Rep. Barbara Lee - funds for operations in Afghanistan shall be expended only for the safe and orderly withdrawal of all U.S. armed forces and Department of 
Defense contractor personnel from Afghanistan. Cut spending on weapons  and warby 25%.

Medicare for All:
H.R. 676--Rep. John Conyers’s bill establishes a non-profit universal single payer healthcare program, an improved "Medicare for all" program
H.R. 1200--Rep. Jim McDermott’s "American Health Security Act" establishing universal health care coverage by incorporating existing programs.

Jobs for All:

H.R. 870 / 4277--Rep. Conyers' 21st Century Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Training Act- establish National Full Employment Trust Fund to create employment opportunities for the unemployed. 
H.R. 2914--Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s "Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act" - create/fund 2,242,000 emergency jobs

For more information on our legislative asks, click here.

PDA is in its third year in Congressional offices.  When we visit local offices we also have a team on Capital Hill. We are consistent and persistent.

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Event Location

Office of Rep. Lois Capps
301 E. Carrillo St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101