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 Call To Action - President's FY18 Budget

Call To Action - President's FY18 Budget

25-May-2017 If any of you have heard me plead for your involvement in advocacy, now is the time to respond. If you’ve never heard that call, please hear it now.

The budget proposed by the Trump administration slashes Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), SSI, and SSDI. It all but eliminates the Social Services Block Grant, and does eliminate home heating and cooling aid and the Community Services Block Grant. It cuts tax credits people with disabilities rely on. Low-income housing, job training, education, environmental protection, the CDC, and rural health programs are all harshly cut.

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities statement provides more detail to what’s been outlined above. However, you don’t need to read it or be a policy expert to contact your Congressional Representatives and Senators to voice opposition and explain how the cuts will impact you…less health care, less Social Security income, and less help getting a job or a place to live.

Anne McDonnell
BIAV Executive Director

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