[Hpn] NATIONAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND
Tue, 24 Jul 2001 10:02:21 -0600
Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless
907 Logan Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001-5247
web page: http://www.vcn.com/~wch
To: Kim Schaffer <Kim@NLIHC.org
From: Kim Schaffer <Kim@NLIHC.org
Subject: National Housing Trust Fund Legislation to be introduced in
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 09:50:39 -0400
Hello to all campaign supporters!
Once again, the National Housing Trust Fund Campaign brings you an
of campaign activity to let you know our efforts continue to move
with great momentum:
* On Wednesday, July 25, the Senate version of the National Housing
Trust Fund Act will be introduced. We expect that at least 12
will co-sponsor the Act--Sens. Kerry (D-MA), Chafee (R-RI), Dayton
Durbin (D-IL), Feinstein (D-CA), Jeffords (I-VT), Leahy (D-VT),
(D-MD), Reed (D-RI), Sarbanes (D-MD), Schumer (D-NY), Stabenow (D-MI),
Wellstone (D-MN). If your Senators are not both on this bill, please
continue to call their offices and speak to their housing aides. A
of housing aides and telephone numbers is attached.
* The Campaign will hold a press conference at 1:30 pm on Wednesday in
Room 428A of the Russell Senate Office Building. If your local paper
a DC bureau, you may want to encourage the reporter to attend this
for the latest update on the trust fund! Attached also is a press
for use with your local housing reporters.
* HR 2349, the House version of the National Housing Trust Fund Act
now has 57 co-sponsors--10 more than when the bill was introduced less
than a month ago.
* Our last efforts to get press across the country were quite
successful. We had AP coverage, a positive editorial in the Denver
articles in papers in Ohio, Wyoming, Maryland, Missouri, and Oregon
others, and made the TV news in Arizona and Missouri markets!
* The National Housing Trust Fund Campaign now has 920
supporters--that's an increase of almost 150 groups in the past
So, what are the next steps?
* Please, continue to contact your Senators and Representatives and
ask for their support for a National Housing Trust Fund bill, and
the results of your contacts to email@example.com. You can find sample
letters, a current list of sponsors, and other up-to-date information
www.nhtf.org. We'll be posting the Senate bill number as soon as we
receive it, to make referencing the bill easier when you talk to your
* We also encourage you to use the upcoming Congressional recess (Aug
3-Sept 4) to meet with your legislators to impress upon them the need
a National Housing Trust Fund. It is imperative that we use the next
months to increase the base of support that is growing across the
* You can also pass this information to other groups and encourage
them to endorse the campaign at www.nhtf.org
Thanks for all your hard work. We are making great progress and look
forward to working with you as the Campaign moves forward!
If you do not wish to receive future campaign updates, please reply to
kim@nlihc and ask to be taken off of the list.
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