Dec 8, 2008

Taking action for what we believe

Normally, not much happens in politics between election and inauguration. One thing that still has to happen is passage of the ’09 federal budget. And it is obvious that action on our faltering economy can’t wait for a new Congress and administration. Both are places in great need of serious thinking, engaged citizenship, and caring action. There is a rare opening in the ’09 budget for Congress to greatly help poor people in other countries. Citizen efforts have succeeded in putting on the agenda a $5 billion increase in development aid and we won the spring Budget vote in the Senate by a 72 to 23 vote, so this can pass!

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