Please, Mister Congressman, Could We Have More Porridge?

The sequestration implemented by Congress affected Congress-critters’ air travel and “zippity-doo-da” Congress restored funding to accommodate their own needs. The below-named organizations providing or supporting programs serving American communities, working families, the elderly and children have petitioned Congress to meet the American people’s needs:

These are upside-down priorities.

Continuing deep cuts made even worse by shifting funds from vital programs to the Pentagon is wrong. These cuts to needed investments and protections passed in the House in a partisan vote trample on the core American values of providing opportunity for our children, security for our elders, and a strong future for all of our communities. Instead of more cuts to vital programs and more pork for Pentagon contractors, it is time to end tax breaks for the rich and for big corporations.

We urge you to oppose appropriations based on the House-passed levels. Congress should enact a budget based on the values of opportunity and security, to build an America that works for all of us.


A World Fit for Kids!
Action for the Common Good
Advocacy for Justice and Peace Committee of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
African American Health Alliance
Afterschool Alliance
AIDS United
Alliance for a Just Society
Alliance for Children and Families
Alliance for Global Justice
American Association of School Administrators
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
American Counseling Association
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
American Friends Service Committee
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)
Bernardine Franciscan Sisters
Campaign for America’s Future
Carmelite Fathers
Catholic Internet Television Network
Center for Effective Government
Center for Family Policy and Practice
Center for Law and Social Policy
Children’s Defense Fund
Church of the Brethren
Citizens Council for Human Rights & Salaam Legal Network
Coalition for Peace Action
Coalition for Quality Care
Coalition of Labor Union Women
Coalition on Human Needs
Committee for Education Funding
Community Action Partnership
Community of St. Francis
Council for Opportunity in Education
Courage Campaign
CREDO Action
Democratic Socialists of America
Democratic Talk Radio
Direct Care Alliance
Dominican Sisters of Peace
Every Child Matters Education Fund
Families USA
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Feminist Majority
Foreign Policy In Focus
Franciscan Action Network
Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls Justice Commission
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Global Exchange
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
Gray Panthers
Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart
Historians Against War
Housing Works
Jobs with Justice / American Rights at Work
Just Foreign Policy
Khmer Health Advocates
Ladies of Charity
Leadership Conference of Women Religious
Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, Leadership Council
Lutheran Peace Fellowship
Magnet Schools of America
Methodist Federation for Social Action
Metropolitan Community Churches
Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, US Province
National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd
National Association for College Admission Counseling
National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
National Association of Graduate-Professional Students
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
National Association of Private Special Education Centers
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
National Black Justice Coalition
National Center for Healthy Housing
National Coalition for Literacy
National Coalition for the Homeless
National Community Tax Coalition
National Council of Jewish Women
National Council of La Raza
National Disability Rights Network
National Education Association
National Employment Law Project
National Fair Housing Alliance
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
National Immigration Law Center
National Low Income Housing Coalition
National People’s Action
National Priorities Project
National Rural Social Work Caucus
National Senior Citizens Law Center
National Women’s Health Network
National Women’s Law Center
Native Parent Network
Network for Environmental & Economic Responsibility of United Church of Christ
NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
On Earth Peace
Orthodox Catholic Church
Peace Action
Peace Action Education Fund
Peace Action West
Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI)
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Presentation Sisters, Justice Contacts
Preservation of Affordable Housing
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)
Progressive States Network
Promise the Children (Unitarian Universalist)
Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Coalition
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Resource Generation
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch)
School Social Work Association of America
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation
Sisters of Mary Reparatrix
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Sisters of St. Francis
Sisters of the Holy Spirit & Mary Immaculate
Sky High Productions
Social Security Works
Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice
U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW)
U.S. Peace Council
Union of Presentation Sisters US Province
United For Peace and Justice
United Neighborhood Centers of America
US Missionary Oblates, JPIC
USAction Education Fund
Violence Intervention Program
Voices for America’s Children
Voices for Progress
War Resisters League
Wheaton Franciscans
Wider Opportunities for Women
Win Without War
Women Legislator’s Lobby
Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND)


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