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The House is going to vote next Tuesday or Wednesday on legislation to extend the federal pay freeze.
It's a criminal act in my book. For over two years, you and other middle-class federal workers across America have endured a pay freeze while grocery bills, healthcare costs, and tuition have continued to rise. Yet the House keeps targeting us instead of common sense solutions like eliminating tax breaks for major corporations or capping contractor pay.
We've been able to stop repeated attacks against us in the House – including extending the federal pay freeze – because you've contacted your Representative when it mattered. Right now, we need your phone calls again to help make sure Congress gets the message that they need to look somewhere else for savings.
Call 1-888-775-3148 to be connected to your lawmaker, and tell the person who answers "You must vote NO on the federal pay freeze extension bill (H.R. 273)."
Michael, it's despicable that some members of Congress are so determined to shill for corporations that they will attack people like you – federal workers who have already contributed over $100 billion towards deficit reduction, instead of fixing tax loopholes for Wall Street executives.
Clearly this isn't about reining in spending, and it isn't about fixing the deficit. This is simply a way for the right-wing to play politics with federal employees who didn't create the financial mess but are the only people being asked to pay for it.
This will only take you 30 seconds, so please take action. Call 1-888-775-3148 and tell your lawmaker to vote against the federal pay freeze extension bill.
Thank you in advance for taking action on this incredibly important issue,
J. David Cox, Sr.
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