The nomination of Neera Tanden to be the powerful director of OMB is nearing a showdown in the Senate -- and you can affect the outcome.
The Office of Management and Budget is hugely important -- the Washington Post calls it “the nerve center of the federal government” -- and Tanden definitely should not be the person to run it. (For details, see the Background article below.)
To help prevent Senate confirmation of Tanden, you can make a big difference by doing two things:
• Join in RootsAction’s nationwide “Twitter storm” -- starting at 3 p.m. Eastern time (Noon, Pacific time) today. To prepare, get the Tanden Twitter Storm digital toolkit now by clicking here.
• Quickly participate in the national efforts by constituents to send emails about the Tanden nomination to key senators.
Tanden spent the last decade raising huge amounts of money for her think tank from wealthy donors representing corporate interests and from foreign governments, including the anti-democratic United Arab Emirates.
In recent years, Tanden has become known as one of the loudest voices of the neoliberal establishment. She has expressed support for cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Please take action now.
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>> Washington Post: “Neera Tanden, Biden’s Pick for Budget Chief, Runs a Think Tank Backed by Corporate and Foreign Interests”