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To: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Do your job! Don't shut the government down for right-wing demands.

The right-wing members of the Freedom Caucus are pushing Republicans to shut down the federal government, refusing to support funding the government unless their outrageous demands are met—from demonizing immigrants to trying to stop the prosecutions of Donald Trump to impeaching President Biden.

Don't give in to these right-wing fantasies. Don't let extremists shut down our government. Do your job and keep the government funded and our essential federal services running.

Why is this important?

The right-wing Republicans driving the agenda of the House of Representatives are threatening to shut down the government. This means that essential services—from making sure our drinking water is clean to keeping our national parks open to ensuring Social Security checks go out on time—could be in jeopardy.

There have been federal shutdowns in the past. They hurt the economy, they punish federal workers, and they take a toll on Americans across the country.

Why would the so-called Freedom Caucus and the likes of Marjorie Taylor Greene want this? To push their radical-right agenda with a wish list of demands they know there's no legislative mandate or popular support for. Their demands range from making our immigration system more abusive to stopping the government from holding Trump accountable for his attacks on our democracy to voting on an absurd impeachment of President Biden.

Their goal is to prevent President Biden from being able to govern—and to demonstrate that they don't think the federal government should function.

We know better. And we know how many services and programs we rely on. That's why we're asking all members of Congress to say no to a politicized, partisan, reckless agenda to shut down the government.

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