Two Action Items:

1. Visit Congressman Cantor’s Office Tomorrow Regarding the Debt Ceiling!

There are nationwide visits to Congressional offices planned for tomorrow at 12:00 Noon. Please join us with visiting Congressman Cantor’s office in Richmond to show our support for how he is currently standing firm on requiring spending cuts and resisting tax increases, and to insist that he continues to hold the line on any debt ceiling increase.

The spending insanity in Washington *must* stop, and congressman Cantor is our responsibility. The rest of the country relies on US to really raise visibility and express our concerns with Rep. Cantor, and we are uniquely positioned here in the Richmond area to do so. Congressman Cantor has a seat at the table for the debt ceiling negotiations, and we must let him know that we are engaged and watching.

RTP position: We not support any discussion of raising the debt ceiling without following the “Cut, Cap, and Balance” proposal. It is greatly preferential to not raise the debt ceiling whatsoever, but we feel that the CC&B proposal is the minimum requirement before negotiations can move forward.

Remember: NO RAISING of the debt ceiling without Cut, Cap, and Balance!

Thursday, July 14th at 11:45 AM

Congressman Cantor’s Richmond Office (Innsbrook)
4201 Dominion Blvd. Suite 110
Glen Allen, VA 23060
(804) 747-4073

2. Additionally, Please Contact Leader Cantor’s Washington, D.C. Office

Would you please take a few minutes to contact his office using ALL of these methods?

1. CALL: Call his D.C. office at (202) 225-2815

2. EMAIL: Contact page

3. FAX (if you have the capability): (202) 225-0011

If you are feeling REALLY energetic, a call to his Richmond office wouldn’t hurt, as well: (804) 747-4073

PLEASE TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY, as we only have a short time remaining for your voice to make a difference.

What is the Cut, Cap, and Balance pledge?
From the website:

I pledge to urge my Senators and Member of the House of Representatives to oppose any debt limit increase unless all three of the following conditions have been met:

1. Cut – Substantial cuts in spending that will reduce the deficit next year and thereafter.

2. Cap – Enforceable spending caps that will put federal spending on a path to a balanced budget.

3. Balance – Congressional passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — but only if it includes both a spending limitation and a super-majority for raising taxes, in addition to balancing revenues and expenses.

For more information, go here.