Today, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made a simple request of Congress: take an up or down vote on extending middle class tax cuts and ending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

Pelosi explained the importance of taking action immediately.

“Americans have been clear: we must extend the middle-class tax cuts now. But House Republicans’ only answer to the American people has been: ‘no.’ Instead, Republicans are holding tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses hostage to more tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans…That’s why Democrats, under the leadership of Congressman Tim Walz, have filed a discharge petition to bring the middle class tax cuts to the floor for a vote

If Pelosi can collect 218 signatures from house members, Congress will be forced to take a vote.

That’s where The Action comes in–Call your member of Congress and demand action right now. Be sure to check back with for the latest news and action on this issue.