December 6, 2012
THE LINKS, INCORPORATED RESPONDS TO THE FISCAL CLIFF
ISSUES CONGRESSIONAL CALL TO ACTION
WASHINGTON – The Links, Incorporated adds its voice to the national dialogue on the fiscal cliff by pressing upon Congress to work with its colleagues on both sides of the aisle to find common ground so that Americans can feel confident and certain about their economic future in the new year.
“We urge President Obama and Congress to commit to resolving our nation’s economic policy issues before the year ends and major tax consequences take effect,” said Margot James Copeland, national president. “Our nation’s goal should be to make smart, long-term decisions for building a stronger America. As champions for the underserved, we believe a new direction for federal fiscal policy is paramount; one that embraces a fair tax system, provides for social needs, reduces the deficit, and stabilizes the economy.”
The Links, Incorporated has mobilized its more than 12,000 members to educate, motivate and advocate for a resolution to the fiscal disaster staring down our nation. Members are actively reaching out to local congressional leaders and calling upon them to not miss out on a historic opportunity to steer federal fiscal policy on a fair and stable path.
On Thursday, Nov. 15, Copeland represented The Links, Incorporated at the White House, at an African-American Women’s Organizations Roundtable, to discuss ways The Links and partnering organizations can help push for a resolution to the fiscal cliff. Roundtable leaders included Heather J. Foster, director of African American Outreach; Tina Tchen, chair of the Council of Women and Girls; and Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to the president of the United States.
Working in concert with its partners and the White House, The Links, Incorporated will continue its strategic approach towards engaging its members and constituents to bring leadership to bear towards achieving the balanced fiscal approach for our country.
About The Links, Incorporated
The Links, Incorporated is a premier international volunteer service organization of women with more than 12,000 members in 276 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The Links, Incorporated, celebrates more than 65 years of enriching, sustaining and ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. The key programming initiatives of The Links, Incorporated are organized into five facets: Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services.###