Hi all, We recently received a newsletter from AFSCME, asking that everyone call their federal representatives, and ask them to pass a bill giving aid to states for governmental activities, in order to avoid possible layoffs. here's a couple of excerpts: "The Senate passed $26 billion in aid to state and local governments on Wednesday that will save jobs and help America's working families - and your hard work made this possible. ... Not only that, but this bill will also help states pay for unemployment insurance and Medicaid programs that are being cut to the bone. But here's the thing: We're not out of the woods yet. State and local governments continue to face massive budget shortfalls that threaten critical public services in every community across the country. That's why, in addition to saying thanks for helping us win this time and encouraging final action, I hope you'll pick up the phone one more time today. Leaders in the House of Representatives have told me their fellow Representatives need to receive more phone calls from members like you. Please dial 1-888-460-0813 and ask to be connected to your Member of Congress. Urge your Representative to support aid to state and local governments like their colleagues in the Senate did, and ask them to support emergency funding for the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund." Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.