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Fix the Sequester Cuts for the Poor, Not Just Congressional Travel

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Fix the Sequester Cuts for the Poor, Not Just Congressional Travel

To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama

Petition Statement

Demand that any emergency legislation to eliminate airline delays caused by the sequester also restore cuts to Head Start, cancer clinics, housing assistance, food pantries, and unemployment insurance.
There are currently 4,480 signatures. NEW goal - We need 5,000 signatures!

Petition Background

Congress is rushing to pass legislation today to end the airline delays caused by the sequester cuts. It's not a bad idea, but the sequester is causing all sorts of problems, so why focus just on this?

The reason is Congress is hearing from wealthy contributors who fly frequently--and also they personally are going on recess next week and don't want to be inconvenienced when they travel home.

This is outrageous. Cancer patients are being turned away from clinics. Kids are being thrown out of Head Start programs. Housing assistance, unemployment insurance, and food pantries have all been cut. Congress is ignoring all these emergencies--while focusing only on how they personally are being inconvenienced.

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