The Center for Enterprise Development (CFED) sent out another email today urging people to lobby congress for “The Savings for Working Families Act (SWFA) of 2007, H.R. 1514 & S. 871,” which currently has 75 co-sponsors.
Contact your Member of Congress now to increase support for matched savings to help low-income working families build wealth.
Click here to send an e-mail to your Representative, urging them to support H.R. 1514.
Click here to send an e-mail to your Senator, urging them to support S. 871.
I was pleased to see that the expanded list of co-sponsors includes Representative Peter Welch of Vermont, whom I chided back in April for a tepid response to my last email urging him to support this legislation.
Lacking any evidence to the contrary, I’m going to claim that it was my disappointed blog entry that got Welch’s attention, spurred him to look harder at the SWFA bill, and finally persuaded him to back it as a co-sponsor. Another victory for citizen activism!
Today I sent follow-up emails to Vermont Senators Bernie Sanders and Pat Leahy, so if either of them join as co-sponsors, you can be sure I’ll claim credit.