Dear Member of Congress:
When it comes to the budget, it’s important to think about the kind of country we want to be: a country that offers opportunities for all, especially our kids, and an economy that works for everyone. We ask that you keep this vision in mind when making important budget decisions in the months to come.
A shocking 15 million children live in poverty and 1 in 6 children experience food insecurity. We cannot give big corporations and the wealthy tax breaks at the expense of investments like education, healthcare and nutrition that ensure our kids have a bright future.
Programs, like Headstart, SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, school nutrition, Afterschool and Summer programs, pre-K, and childcare assistance help struggling families put food on the table and care for their children while creating a brighter future through high-quality education and healthcare. These programs are critical for children, families, businesses, and our economy — and must be protected.
Our families need a federal budget that invests in kids, protects vulnerable families, and sets our country on a path to prosperity. We ask that you reject President Trump’s proposals that harm our families, and that also make unnecessary investments in xenophobic and anti-family policies; and instead invest in our children and their futures.
As you take on these important funding decisions we urge you to use all the tools at your disposal to light a way forward for today’s children to be tomorrow’s leaders, and for our nation’s future economic success.