In just a few weeks, every American family's taxes could automatically increase. For the average middle-class family of four, it could mean a $2,200 tax hike—which means less money to spend on groceries, prescriptions, rent, and tuition in the new year.
Here's the good news: This problem has a solution. Right now, Congress can prevent middle-class taxes from going up in 2013 by extending the tax cut that gives every American a tax break on their first $250,000 of income.
The Senate has sent the House of Representatives a bill to do just that. Now, it's your turn to push this bill through the House. Speak out right now to keep taxes for 98 percent of American families and 97 percent of small businesses from going up. Share what $2,000 means to you and your family at http://www.whitehouse.gov/my2k, and if you're on Twitter, tell your story with the hashtag #My2K.
Remember, one year ago, tens of thousands of everyday Americans called, tweeted, and emailed their members of Congress and asked them to do the right thing and protect the middle class. It worked.
Your voice matters—but you have to use it.