Monday, November 25, 2019

ACTION ALERT: Our Coast Guard Needs Your Help!

On a daily basis our brave Coast Guard personnel carry out missions that are vital to our national security, yet they are the only military branch working without pay during a government shutdown. This is unacceptable. The repeated, and all too common, threat of government shutdowns bring severe hardship on our Coast Guard men, women, and their families. No member of our military service should ever live in fear of not being paid.
Last year, The American Legion distributed more than $1 million in grants to Coast Guard families through its Temporary Financial Assistance program. This attempt to ameliorate the financial hardship of our service members, while welcomed, was not enough to assist all those in need. We cannot let these brave servicemembers again go for weeks without pay.
With the looming threat of yet another government shutdown, we need your help. Please contact your Senators and ask them to encourage Senate leadership to bring the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2019 to the floor for a vote, and promise to support Section 221 the "Pay Our Coast Guard" provision within the authorization act. This provision will ensure our Coast Guard does not go without pay ever again.
Contact your Senator today and tell them to pay the Coast Guard!

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