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Take Action—Defend Funding for Sustainable Communities

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 Smart Growth America

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have each proposed budgets for the 2012 federal fiscal year, and each proposal includes different levels of funding for the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities (PSC).

This week, the two houses are scheduled to reconcile their budgets and will decide funding for the PSC and its programs for next year. That means this week is a crucial time to voice support for the PSC.

Tell your senators and representatives to support the Partnership for Sustainable Communities. Call your members of Congress today.

PSC is an innovative and effective collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation and Department of Housing and Urban Development. Through the PSC these agencies coordinate federal policies, programs and resources to achieve multiple goals at the same time. This makes policy more efficient, makes best use of taxpayer dollars and helps build strong, durable economies in communities across the country.

PSC depends on the support of advocates like you. When you speak out, Congress listens.

Voice your support. Tell your senators and representatives to continue funding the Partnership for Sustainable Communities in fiscal year 2012.

Let’s work together to protect programs that put taxpayer dollars to good work and strengthen America’s local economies.

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