Keep Contacting Senators Burr and Tillis to End the Shutdown
- Call the Congressional switchboard at: 202-224-3121 and/or
- Text "Resist" to 50409 and send a personalized letter to them.
We've all heard the news about federal employees now missing their 2nd paycheck, and realize the associated dangers with a long term shutdown. Everything from air traffic control to food safety inspections to border security, with an unpaid Coast Guard, is at risk. Schools in Vance Co. have cut back on fresh produce and bottled water, and farmers and hurricane victims are not getting their federal assistance.
The U.S. court system can continue operating during the partial government shutdown until Jan. 31, according to a statement by the federal Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. That's just 8 days away. All of this leads to disruption on a massive scale, exactly what our adversaries want. Either the GOP led Senate and White House are too narrowly focused on their political gamesmanship, or they realize how this is de-stabilizing our country and are willing to let that happen. Neither is acceptable, and with what looks like a stalemate in DC, it may be up to the people to force their hand.
Today federal employees protested at the Senate with empty paper plates. (scroll down the live updates for images)
Look for more of that in the days ahead.