Trump’s proposed 2018 budget slashes funding for public education, critical infrastructure and research, Food Stamps, Medicaid, and other investments that help struggling families. If that weren’t vicious enough, the $23 billion we are being asked to spend for a deportation machine is downright obscene.

Consider this:

Funding for Trump’s Deportation Machine How that Money Could be Spent to Solve Real Problems
$1.6 billion for construction of Trump’s border wall Cover 1 million uninsured children through the Children’s Health Insurance Program
$4.4 billion to expand prisons for immigrant families Serve 5 million more kids through the National School Lunch Program
$185.6 million to hire 1,000 additional ICE officers and 606 support staff Replace 37,000 lead water pipes, like the ones that poisoned Flint, Michigan, families
$100 million to hire 500 new Border Patrol agents Could Give nearly 12,000 toddlers access to quality early education through Head Start

Please call Senators Gardner and Bennet and Representative Polis to let them know that you do not want your tax dollars used to fund a clearly racist, anti-immigration proposal.

More information here.

SCRIPT: “I am calling to urge <Senator/Representative> to work against funding for Trump’s deportation machine. His proposal for a border wall and for expanding prisons is nothing short of racist and undermines our American values. Those funds would be better used to ensure health and education and safety for our children and families.”

Gardner Office Phone Numbers
Pueblo: (719) 543-1324 Colorado Springs: (719) 632-6706
Denver: (303) 391-5777 Fort Collins: (970) 484-3502
Yuma: (970) 848-3095 Washington, DC: (202) 224-5941
Grand Junction: (970) 245-9553 Greeley: (970) 352-5546

Bennet Office Phone Numbers
Denver: 303-455-7600 Pueblo: 719-542-7550
San Luis Valley: 719-587-0096 Colorado Springs: 719-328-1100
Fort Collins: 970-224-2200 Grand Junction: 970-241-6631
Durango: 970-259-1710 D.C.: 202-224-5852

Polis Office Phone Numbers
D.C. 202-225-2161
Fort Collins: 970-226-1239
Boulder: 303-484-9596
Frisco: 970-409-7301