National Call in Day April 26 (Wednesday) is urgent to defeat homelessness. When Congress returns to Washington next week, they’ll face a deadline on Friday, April 28 to fund the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. This is our last chance to make sure they know how important federal funding to end homelessness is to the Quad Cities.
Join the National Call-In Day April 26 (Wednesday) to let Congress know how important federal funding is to ending homelessness here. Call your Senators and Representative that day and amplify the voices calling for federal assistance for housing.
How to call:
- Dial your member of Congress. Their direct number is on our list of Quad City Iowa representatives or Quad City Illinois representatives. OR Call 202-224-3121, the Congressional switchboard, and ask for the person you want.
- Give your name and say you’re a constituent who lives in their district.
- Be brief and to-the-point. Say you support increases to federal supports to end homelessness. [or…Fancy version]: “In order to build on the progress we’ve made towards ending homelessness in the Quad Cities, it’s essential that Congress provides at least $2.6 billion for the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program in Fiscal Year 2018.”
- Thank them for taking your message.
National Call in Day April 26
Some background info explains how important it is to make the call now.
Last Spring, the House Appropriations Committee voted to provide $2.487 billion for McKinney in Fiscal Year 2017–a $237 million increase. An increase like this would allow our community to house 40,000 more people experiencing homelessness than this year.
With your voice, we can urge Congress to do the right thing for people in need.
Thanks for making a short call to make a big difference on National Call in Day April 26. But you can call anytime. So don’t delay.