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Dear fellow MoveOn member,

I never wanted a handout.

I just wanted to get my nursing degree and build the life I’ve dreamed of. I wanted to provide my daughter with the opportunities that my mother couldn’t give me when I was growing up.

That’s my dream, but I’m afraid my dream is about to die.

Republicans are trying to cut the financial aid I rely on to pay my tuition. Last year, as a student, I couldn’t find steady work and earned less than $4,500. If my financial aid is taken away from me, I won’t be able to afford to get my nursing degree.

Once again I’m going to have to choose between paying rent or buying diapers, between having heat or having enough food for my family to eat. Can you imagine the pain involved in making those choices?

Can you help save my dream? The Senate is on recess, and Senator Dianne Feinstein is home in California. Can you call her in her district office in Los Angeles, and ask her to vote against any budget that makes cuts to education, health care, and Social Security, and puts corporations and millionaires above hardworking Americans like me?

 

Here’s where to call:

Senator Dianne Feinstein
Los Angeles office: 310-914-7300

 

 

Then, please report your call to MoveOn by clicking here:

http://pol.moveon.org/call?cp_id=1545&tg=FSCA_1&dofcs=1&dofcp=310-914-7300&id=26645-10394060-ZyxxhJx&t=3

I recently got a part-time job at Walmart and with that money, along with my student aid, I’m now able to cover all my expenses. I even had enough money to get new glasses for the first time in six years. I’ve struggled to get this far, but I finally feel like I’m going to be able to make a good life for myself and my daughter.

Please, don’t let the Republicans take all this away from me. You see, the cuts they want to make aren’t abstract. And they aren’t limited to student aid, either. They’re trying to cut job training, food aid to women and children, and more. Congress doesn’t seem to understand the consequences to people like me all across the country if these programs are cut.

Can you call Senator Dianne Feinstein, and ask her to vote against any budget that makes cuts to education, health care, and Social Security, and puts corporations and millionaires above hardworking Americans like me?

Senator Dianne Feinstein
Los Angeles office: 310-914-7300

Report your call to MoveOn by clicking here:

http://pol.moveon.org/call?cp_id=1545&tg=FSCA_1&dofcs=1&dofcp=310-914-7300&id=26645-10394060-ZyxxhJx&t=4

 

Thank you.

–Katryna Wade, Arkansas

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