Tell Congress to put the brakes on the fiscal cliff!

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This project is the Karongi district of Rwanda.

Stand in solidarity with Esther and other women smallholder farmers!

Tell Congress to pass a deal to stop us from going over the fiscal cliff!

If you’ve got two minutes…

Call Congress

1. Go here to find your member of Congress.

2. Call (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to their office.

3. Use our sample script below or use your own!

4. Go here to let us know about your phone call! 

Sample Scripts:

“My name is _______ and I am calling from (hometown, state). Please tell the Representative/Senator to prevent sequestration from happening. I am concerned about our foreign aid programs and do not want to see them cut. Sequestration would cause more than 300,000 farmers around the world to lose out on US investments. Please tell the Representative/Senator to make sure that doesn’t happen.”

If you’ve got two seconds…

Tweet at Congress

1. Go here to find the twitter accounts of your member of Congress.

2. Use one of our sample tweets or one of your own using the hashtag #cliffscostlives

Sample Tweets:

Put the brakes on the #fiscalcliff, not global hunger programs. #121212 #cliffscostlives

I just told @NAMEOFCONGRESS not to balance budget on backs of poor, & u can too. http://bit.ly/QVedMe #cliffscostlives

@NAMEOFCONGRESSMEMBER SAVE THE 1% THAT GOES TO FOREIGN AID HUNGER PROGRAMS #cliffscostlives

75 percent of Americans think that it is important for the U.S. to provide foreign aid. I am one. If you agree, call your Senator today.  #cliffscostlives http://bit.ly/QVedMe

@Congressmember let’s put the brakes on the #fiscalcliff, not anti-hunger efforts. #cliffscostslives

@Congressmember don’t let us  hit moral rock bottom by throwing the world’s poor off the #fiscalcliff

@Congressmember It’s simple: #Fiscalcliff = global hunger. #cliffscostlives Figure it out.

@Congressmember Will the world’s poor survive the fall from the #fiscalcliff? We don’t want to find out. #cliffscostlives

@MemberofCongress farmers can’t grow food at the bottom of the #fiscalcliff. #cliffscostlives

@MemberofCongress Tax breaks for the wealthy while those in poverty go hungry is not what I voted for.  #cliffscostlives

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