March 27 & 28 Call your Representative and Senators Urging & Advocate for McKinney Funding
On Tuesday, March 27, 2012 and Wednesday, March 28, 2012 organizations across the country supporting maximum funding for programs within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will participate in national call-in days to Congress.
We need YOUR help making calls!
Here is how you can help:
Tomorrow (3/27) or Wednesday (3/28) call your representatives’ and senators’ Washington, DC offices. Click here for a contact list for New Jersey’s U.S. Senators and Representatives – this list includes phone numbers.
You can use the following sample messages:
I am calling today to ask the representative/senator to contact Appropriations Committee leaders in support of providing the maximum possible funding for the HUD Appropriations Subcommittee in order to fund affordable housing and homelessness programs in our community.
Briefly explain the importance of key HUD programs, like McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants, to your community.
Tell the National Alliance to End Homelessness which office(s) you contacted by emailing Kate Seif as well as Kate Kelly.
To build upon the success of a letter sent to congressional leaders last week by 1,724 national, state, and local organizations in support of providing the maximum possible allocation to the HUD Appropriations Subcommittee, please join hundreds of organizations from across the country in calling your representatives and senators.
This week, congressional leaders will decide how to divide up the overall amount of fiscal year (FY) 2013 funding available for appropriations among the various appropriations subcommittees, including the one that makes decisions about funding for HUD programs. The larger the allocation for the HUD Appropriations Subcommittee, the better chance each individual HUD program has of receiving sufficient funding.