The Senate's vote on funding for the Partnership for Sustainable Communities is scheduled to take place tomorrow, September 20. NOW is the crucial time to ask your Senators to preserve funding for the Partnership.
Particularly at risk is the Sustainable Communities Initiative at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. If the Senate cuts funding for this program, communities will lose a key component of the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities that creates jobs, strengthens communities and lays the groundwork to keep America economically competitive in the 21st century.
How to call your Senators
1. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121
and ask for the office of your Senator. The switchboard will connect you directly. Not sure who your Senators are? Click here to find out.
Once you are connected, use the script below
to express your support. You can also download a fact sheet about the Partnership (PDF)
for even more information.
Hi my name is [NAME] with [ORGANIZATION NAME] and I am a constituent of Senator [NAME].
I am calling to express my support for the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, which is a partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U. S. Department of Transportation.
The House recently proposed defunding the entire program, especially at HUD, but I urge you protect these programs in the Fiscal Year 2012 budget. The Partnership's work draws significant private investment and stretches government dollars while providing real and immediate benefits to communities like mine.
Again, I ask that you support the Partnership for Sustainable Communities in the FY12 budget by rejecting the House cuts and maintaining funding for the program.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with your other Senator.
After you have completed your calls, please fill out the form below
to let us know how your advocacy went.