NLIHC has joined the Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) to urge Congress to pass a clean budget that promotes opportunity for all, safeguards and advances basic living standards, and protects the environment. All organizations that care about budget integrity and oppose harmful policy riders and cuts to essential programs are encouraged to sign the CHN letter. The deadline to sign onto the letter is today, June 19.
The CHN letter states, “Rather than budget cuts, we urge you to support a budget that is an engine for economic progress. It must provide enough funding for jobs and infrastructure programs, with targeted help for low-income communities and struggling individuals, including immigrants seeking a better life. All Americans deserve the security of being able to sustain basic living standards. Our national security depends on adequate funding to reduce the threats of hunger or homelessness and to increase access to health care. Our security also depends on making sure that seniors can afford to retire without fear of inadequate food, health care, or heat for their homes. We are more secure when all our people can contribute to and benefit from our economy, including people with disabilities, and no matter our race, ethnicity, gender, or immigrant status.”
Read and sign onto the Coalition for Human Needs letter at: http://bit.ly/2qAPTHQ