Dear Member of Congress:
President Trump released his budget request for fiscal year 2018 in May and it is devastating: He’s asking taxpayers to support massive cuts to programs for workers, women, children, people with disabilities, the LGBT community, rural communities, people of color, and seniors; all while providing tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires and wealthy corporations. At the same time, he is asking for an additional $4.5 billion to implement his destructive Executive Orders that have already played a role in ripping families and communities apart. Not to mention funding his ridiculous and dangerous vanity project on the Southern border, which will do little to address the issues our nation is facing and only serve to further ostracise and discriminate against our immigrant and Latinx families.
Our diversity — and people caring about each other — are what has made our nation strong, innovative, and prosperous; not the opposite. This budget takes money away from our families and our economy to fund dangerous policy directions that hurt our families, economy, communities, and our children’s future.
We urge you to stand with our families and our collective economic welfare and reject the President’s budget request for fiscal year 2018, including his funding for the wall.