Thursday, October 20, 2011

Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act Coming Soon

TeacherFrom our friends at the Coalition for Human Needs.


The Senate will vote on the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act within the next 24 hours.
Call 1-888-245-0215 NOW to tell your Senators to support the bill!

The Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act (S. 1723) will save or create nearly 400,000 education jobs through critical investments in the education of our nation’s children. With the majority of states facing budget shortfalls in 2012 totaling more than $100 billion, cuts to state and local spending on education place thousands of teaching jobs at risk.

This act will provide states with an additional $30 billion in funds that will support nearly 400,000 education jobs, in addition to $5 billion to keep thousands of police officers and firefighters working. The $35 billion cost of the bill will be paid for by asking millionaires to pay their fair share with a surcharge of less than 1 percent on income over $1 million.

The Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act will grow the nation’s economy without adding a dime to the deficit.

Ask your Senators to vote “yes” on S. 1723
Call 1-888-245-0215 to be connected with the Capitol switchboard.

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