Advocacy Alert: Budget Blueprint - Dramatic Shifts in National Investment Priorities

The Executive Office of Management and Budget released "America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again" on March 16, calling for dramatic shifts in our national investment priorities. This proposal includes spending cuts that directly target the youth and family services field, including Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Education, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.  

More information about the proposed changes is available here:

The full document is available here

Congress determines how taxpayer funds are actually invested, and they have to vote by April 28.  It is absolutely critical that we educate our legislators about the value of our work and the consequences of funding loss to services for youth and families. Engaging family, friends, partners, youth and other community members in advocacy will strengthen our collective voice as well!

Tips on effective communication about human services are available here

In addition to contacting your own Senator and Representatives, you can reach out to members of congressional appropriations committees to share your knowledge about the importance of federal investments in youth and families. Each chamber also has a Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee. Committee members and contact information can be found via the links below:


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