Did Your Congresspersons Pass NETWORK’s 2017 Voting Record?

NETWORK releases our annual voting record each year to evaluate all Members of Congress on how they voted during the previous session of Congress. View our 2017 voting record and see how your elected officials scored.

Two hundred and fifteen members of Congress were successful in voting with us 100% of the time.

Our system will read how your elected officials scores and pull up the appropriate messages whether your elected officials received a 100%, a passing grade, a failing grade, or are new to Congress. If you live in D.C., Delegate Norton will receive the same message as those new to Congress since she does not receive a score, but it’s still important to let her know about your values!

Urge Congress to Increase Census Funding

How Congress decides to fund the decennial 2020 Census over the next two years will have long-lasting consequences. Urge Congress to increase census funding to $3.928 billion for FY 2019.  The census is not simply a 10-question survey about household size, racial and gender demographics, it is fundamental to our democracy.

Tell Congress: Protect SNAP!

Congress is in the early stages of negotiating the next Farm Bill: a far-reaching bill that includes reauthorization of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Urge Congress to reject efforts to cut funding, restrict access, or make structural changes to the program.  SNAP works and helps put food on the table of 42 million low-income people.  Any changes in the next Farm Bill should focus on strengthening SNAP by making it more accessible, not less so.

Stop “Junk” Insurance Plans

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a rule that could undermine the Affordable Care Act to a point of no return. The proposed rule (CMS-9924-P) would allow consumers to by short-term, “junk insurance” plans that do not need to meet standards set out by the ACA. This is different than our traditional action alert because the proposed rule is so concerning. We need you to submit your comment – and make it as personal as you can!

Email your elected officials to promote a more just tax code.

Trump’s new tax plan implemented vast tax cuts for the wealthiest in our nation and will consequentially cut funding for anti-poverty programs like Medicare and Medicaid. At the same time, vital tax credits that exist for low-income and moderate-income individuals and families, like the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, are on the chopping block. Email your elected officials now to make sure that they know NETWORK’s tax priorities and oppose any tax proposal that would exacerbate wealth inequality.

Email Your Senators to Vote NO on the Budget Resolution

The Senate FY 2018 budget resolution demands more than $5 trillion in cuts to vital safety net programs over the next decade; while at the same time creating the framework to raise taxes for the poor and give tax breaks to the super wealthy! It is also expected to set up an expedited process which, among other things, would allow the Senate to pass tax reform legislation with only 51 votes.

The budget is a moral document. Please email your Senators to vote NO on the budget resolution, and be sure to customize the message with your own thoughts and values.

Tell Congress: Mend the Gaps in Our Federal Budget

This fall, one of the key objectives for Congress is to pass a budget for FY18, which begins October 1.  Already, the road ahead looks difficult. President Trump and Republicans leaders in Congress are looking to cut spending on key programs that lift people out of poverty and increase funding for the military and immigration enforcement  This is wrong, and our people will suffer if we don’t take action now.  Email your Members of Congress today to say NO to the Trump Agenda by refusing to defund important programs that support families who are struggling to make ends meet.