Now that the sequestration has taken effect we need to show its impact on our clients and communities. We are asking you to record short videos of your clients talking about what the cuts will mean to them and their families! Then email them to us at email@example.com and we will send them to Congress and White House.
Please look at the blog post below for a sample script!
As of March 1st, by law, our federal government began to slash funding to domestic programs such as CSBG, WIC, Head Start, Fuel Assistance, CDBG, NIH, food inspection, HUD Housing, air traffic controllers, job training, environmental protection… all deemed “discretionary.” For this year's 2013 budget, a 5.1% cut will be squeezed and magnified into the remaining 6 months. Then, for each of 9 more years, these indiscriminate, across-the-board cuts will continue until $1.2 trillion is slashed from the federal budget.
Please raise your voice to Congress and the President by sending us your short videos showing the impact of sequestration!
CSBG MAKES THE CONNECTION
CSBG is the glue that allows community action to operate other anti-poverty prorgams, including Head Start, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) Prorgam, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Prorgam, and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, to have more of an impact. In addition, CSBG is the only federal progam focused on offering comprehensive services to help Americans achieve economic security.
YOU CAN HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
In addition to model letters, videos, press stories, twitter feeds, and instructions to contact our federal elected officials, we have started blog feeds on issues affecting Community Action. We welcome your stories and pictures on the site as well! If you would like to send us information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, we urge you donate to the National Community Action Foundation’s (NCAF) Community Action Political Action Committee (CAP-PAC). Your financial contributions allow the NCAF Executive Director the valuable opportunity to network and insure that CSBG is a priority for members of Congress.
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