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June 8, 2015

How You Can Help Stop Federal Budget Cuts

By Lecia Imbery

Last month, Congress passed a budget outline that calls for deep cuts to everything from housing to health care to Head Start. Now they are starting to fill in the specifics – specifics that would further increase poverty and inequality.

As we hit the next stage of the budget battle, we need your voice. Find out how YOU can prevent the outlined cuts from becoming real by taking part in CHN’s upcoming webinar, Stopping Federal Cuts – Why and How, on Tuesday, June 9, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT.

During this webinar, you will learn exactly where things stand now in Congress, and what to expect in the coming months (stalemate? government shutdown? way out?), from budget guru Ellen Nissenbaum, Senior VP for Government Affairs at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. You’ll hear interviews with local housing and youth experts in the states about how federal cuts have affected real people – examples of the many threats ahead. You’ll also learn how you can be part of a winning communications strategy to prevent cuts.

Members of Congress are deciding how much to fund each federal program, and sequestration and unbalanced priorities means there is less money for human needs programs that help people struggling to move out of poverty. We need to oppose further cuts to these programs and tell Congress to replace sequestration cuts with a more balanced and responsible plan that invests in our communities and people.

We hope you’ll join us for this webinar to learn more about what’s at stake and what you can do about it.

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