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How to Take Action
1.To participate, reach your Members of
Congress via phone or email.
CALL: The Capitol Switchboard (202-224-3121) can
connect you to your Senatorsí or Representativeís
EMAIL: Go to each Memberís Web site and submit
your comments there.
To find their Web sites, use these online tools:
After identifying yourself as a constituent, tell
them that the sequester must be averted and any
deficit reduction agreement to replace it should
take a balanced approach.
Some sample talking points:
Millions of older adults and family
caregivers in our state are already struggling
every day just to pay for daily expenses and
They depend on federally-funded programs
like meals, senior housing, energy assistance
and elder abuse protection to stay independent
in their own homes and communities.
If Congress allows the sequester cuts to
take effect on March 1, the impact on these
programs would be devastating. Vulnerable
seniors in our state could suddenly find
themselves without the critical assistance and
support they need to buy food, pay their heating
bill, get help with daily living and afford
2. Use social media to weigh in with
lawmakers as well as other advocates and concerned
Use the #NoMoreCuts hashtag in your Twitter messages,
encourage your Facebook followers
to weigh in this week, and help your fellow aging
advocates around the country raise the volume on the
risks older adults face from arbitrary sequesters or
rash policy decisions!
It is your voice and your message that can make
all the difference.
When 66.7 million family caregivers in the nation
come together and make our wishes known, things will