United Way is joining with the AFL-CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to call for an immediate end to the federal government shutdown. While we may disagree on priorities for federal policies and we may even have conflicting views about many issues, we all agree that the current shutdown and risk of default is harmful and potentially catastrophic for our fragile economy. It is in the interest of our nation that Congress restores the normal functioning of our political process, fund the government immediately and quickly move to resolve the impasse over the debt ceiling limit. We urge all leaders in Washington to set aside the many issues we disagree about, reach across the aisle and end the shutdown and the threat of a national default.
To read the letter to President Obama and Members of Congress, click the link below.