Activists in Pittsburgh set up a makeshift phone booth to make calls to legislators, demanding they stop devastating budget cuts to vital services.Photo: One Pittsburgh
If Congress doesn't act, job killing budget cuts will take effect on March 1, hurting millions of American families. Today, activists across the country are protesting Congress' planned sequester cuts.
This morning in Pittsburgh, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania
and allies set up a makeshift phone booth for constituents to call to Sen. Pat Toomey and demand he stand up for Pennsylvanians and protect the healthcare and education services Americans count on. If the sequester cuts kick in on March 1, about 3,300 fewer children in Pennsylvania will have access to Head Start
, more than 400 Pennsylvania special education jobs
will be at risk, and many more federally-funded services will disappear. Workers stopped by the Pittsburgh phone booth to call and remind Toomey: the best way to grow our fragile economy is to invest in quality jobs, close tax loopholes that keep the wealthy and corporations from paying their fair share, and avoid devastating cuts that would put us on the brink of a new recession.
Check out more photos from Day of Action events across the country below: