Our chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, just sent this email on the GOP sequester:
Friday at midnight, the sequester went into effect -- and Republicans are counting on the possibility that you won't notice.
While it may take time for the harmful effects of these billions of dollars in automatic cuts to be felt by some Americans, some families are already starting to feel the pain -- like families on military bases.
The sequester immediately cut a program called "Impact Aid" which is a major source of funding for schools on military bases. So now military families -- including those with a family member deployed overseas -- have to worry about immediate cuts to teaching staff, increased class sizes, and delayed building repairs.
Our men and women in uniform fighting overseas shouldn't have to worry about fighting to keep their kids in school back home just because Republicans in Congress are unwilling to negotiate.
Tell congressional Republicans to come back to the table right away to negotiate with President Obama to end the sequester. Add your name now.
President Obama has laid out a balanced, fair approach to end the sequester -- and it's supported by more than three-quarters of Americans.
But Republicans won't even consider it. And the longer they refuse to come to an agreement, the more these harmful effects will spread. Teachers could be laid off, health care for military families could be cut, support for mentally ill children could be reduced, and hundreds of thousands of jobs could be lost.
It's truly appalling.
The only way Republicans will come back to the table to end the sequester is if they know it's politically unsustainable not to -- that's why they need to know that constituents like you want them to stop these devastating cuts.
Tell my Republican colleagues to do their job and end the sequester. Click below to add your name:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Democratic National Committee