5 Ways To Get Involved In The Fiscal (Cliff) Showdown
There's a lot at stake for young people in the fiscal cliff negotiations, and it's important that you make your voices hear on the issues you value most.
Here are an easy five ways you can get involved in the fiscal cliff negotiations:
- In-Person Action: On Thursday, Dec. 13, a coalition of youth groups, like Campus Progress, are coordinating a National Youth Day of Action to let Congress know what's at stake if a fair deal to raise revenue isn't reached. If you can't participate, stay tuned for more opportunities to make this policy conversation personal. TheAction.org is a great hub of information to find out where you can get involved in fiscal cliff demonstrations in your area in upcoming months.
- Use Social Media: In this digital age everyone has a Facebook or a Twitter account, even your members of Congress. Post on their Facebook page or tweet your concerns to them and use the hashtag #my2k to let them know how a potential $2,000 increase in taxes for middle-class families would impact your life.
- Take Our Survey: Click here to let us know how you want to engage in the fiscal showdown discussions.
- Contact Your Elected Officials: To avoid a potential recession, Congress needs to figure out a way to raise more revenue in the U.S. Click here to get the contact information for your representative. Then, call or email him or her and share your thoughts on the fiscal showdown.
- Write A Letter To The Editor: Let your community know how the fiscal cliff will affect them by writing a letter to the editor of the local paper using this form.
To get a full understanding of what's at stake for you in the Fiscal Cliff negotiations, check out our overview here.
Sydney Hofferth is a Communications Intern for Campus Progress. You can follow her on twitter at @squidhoff10. Aaron Brennan is a Communications Intern with Campus Progress
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