The President and Congress are negotiating the “Fiscal Cliff” – and their decisions will impact funding for child care, Head Start, schools, early intervention services, WIC, Medicaid, and many other critical programs for children, families, and early childhood education for many years to come.
A fair budget and a reduced deficit are important, but those goals should be met without making dramatic cuts to the programs that support low- and moderate- income children and families.
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Sample message for your toll-free call:
My name is (name) and I am calling from (city, state). I am (a teacher, director, family services coordinator, for example — your professional role).
As you negotiate the Fiscal Cliff and other budget and tax decisions, it would be wrong to cut vital programs for vulnerable children and their families — such as child care, Head Start, education, Medicaid, and child nutrition programs. We should reduce the federal deficit and build up our economy without harming low and moderate income children and families. These programs not only help families and children, they help build a stronger nation and economy. We need to raise revenue by asking the wealthiest, who gained significant tax breaks over the last decade, to pay their fair share so we can fairly reduce the deficit and invest in early childhood development and education, nutrition, jobs and other vital supports.
We are counting on you here in (state). Thank you.
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