The Coalition on Human Needs is circulating a letter to Congress regarding the Trump Administration's proposed budget and its devastating impact on human needs. We assume that most of you have seen and signed this letter but signatures don't seem to be available on the CHN website. CLIP has signed as a statewide anti-poverty coalition. If your organization has not signed please click on the link below. The deadline is June 12.
"Congress is about to begin serious work on the 2018 federal budget and we need your organization's help.
"President Trump already has released a budget outline that would cut domestic and international programs by $54 billion – money he would transfer to the Pentagon.
"We don’t know all the details of the President’s budget – those are expected to be released later this month. But we do know enough to be deeply concerned.
- 1.8 million children would be terminated from after school and summer programs.
- 200,000 families would not get rental assistance and would risk losing the roof over their head.
- President Trump supports $880 billion in Medicaid cuts in the health care repeal bill, and is reported to be including still more Medicaid cuts in his FY 2018 budget plan.
"We have to prepare for the fight of our lifetime.
"And this is where you come in.
"Do you represent a local, state or national organization? A church, a synagogue, a labor union, a civic organization? A human or civil rights group? An environmental protection organization? A small business? A front-line service provider agency?
"We want your organization to sign a letter, addressed to every member of Congress, calling upon them to pass a budget that promotes opportunity for all, safeguards and advances our basic living standards, and protects our environment."