End the Shutdown. Open the Government.
Today is payday and 800,000 federal workers will not get a paycheck. Seven government departments are closed, and critical programs are threatened as President Trump continues to demand more than $5 billion for a border wall that cannot pass Congress.
It is time the Senate ends this standstill. Please call on your senators to stop holding people hostage in this irresponsible shutdown.
The House has passed bipartisan bills to fund the government. However, the Senate has not. If Congress doesn’t act, funds for food stamps, housing assistance, and emergency support for domestic violence victims will run out. Services for Native Americans–-like tribal courts and health services--will also cease.
The longer the shutdown lasts, the greater the impact on our communities.
Both houses of Congress must pass a spending package that re-opens the government while protecting the rights and dignity of migrants, border residents, and vulnerable communities.