ALERT NAVAJO CITIZENS - Help Keep NNHRCs budget intact from a devastating budget cut proposal - Read how ... Hi- Just wondered if you might want to consider assisting our office with providing input into this legislation. Please forward to others that might be interested. Thanks. Lauren Bernally See talking points attachments to comment ... and then talk to your council delegate ... thank you for your unwavering support! (To learn how to navigate the web site you'll comment see the jpeg attachment.) August 31, 2012 RE: How to advocate for NNHRC’s current budget for Fiscal Year 2013 Dear citizens of the great Navajo Nation, We respectfully request your direct advocacy and direct input to safeguard the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission. It’s the Navajo Nation’s budget season and we are disappointed to report that the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission is facing significant proposed budget cuts to its business operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2013 to the extent that your rights will no longer be represented in local, state, national and international forums. Overnight, two legislative bills were posted to the Navajo Nation Legislative web site giving citizens a window of time to actively participate in directly advocating for the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission. You have 5 days to comment beginning today. There are two bills (see green boxes below) we respectfully ask you to support to keep our budget intact at our current funding level. In your support for these two bills please state your non-support for the proposed exhibits “B” and “C” contained in NABIAU-58-12 which would eliminate nearly half of our budget with a cut of $300,000! *There is no public comment for the NABIAU-58-12 but you may state your non-support for efforts against our budget when you submit your comments in support of 0377-12 and 0376-12. Legislation No. Status Advocacy Reason 0377-12 No cuts Agree and Support No cut to NNHRCs current budget but with a certain timeframe which is ok. 0376-12 No cuts Agree and Support No cut to NNHRCs current budget with a $20,000 increase NABIAU-58-12* ALERT! Cuts Disagree and don’t support Cuts $300,000 of NNHRCs budget 1. To effectively submit your advocacy go on-line to www.navajo-nsn.gov<http://www.navajo-nsn.gov/>, click Navajo Nation Speaker Naize’s picture. It will direct you to the 22nd Navajo Nation Council Speaker’s office web site. 2. Click the “Legislation” link, and find 0377-12 and 0376-12, click one, submit comments and click the other and submit comments. 3. Your act will demonstrate to the Navajo Nation Council and world that you support the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission’s efforts to protect and preserve your Navajo human rights. Attached are talking points to help you formulate your advocacy for the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission budget at current funding levels to your Navajo Nation representatives. Please know that many council delegates support our efforts to keep our budget intact as in 0377-12 and as proposed increased 0376-12. Remember both these legislations maintain or improve our budget level and it’s important to state efforts against minimizing our budget. Ahéhee’ Deadline to submit comments: Monday, September 3, 2012 at midnight. Action will be taken on: To be determined. Keep a lookout! Visit www.nnhrc.navajo-nsn.gov<http://www.nnhrc.navajo-nsn.gov/> to learn more about the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission. Join the official Facebook page for the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission at www.facebook.com/nnhrc<http://www.facebook.com/nnhrc>. Another page has been up and running: Protect the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission on Facebook, too!
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission budget slash
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