Sign on to Letter Supporting Non-defense Discretionary Programs
Advocates across the country have signed on to a letter opposing cuts to non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs—including housing and social services programs—that are slated to take place in January 2013. And you can join this effort, too!
The deadline to sign on to the letter is Friday, June 22, 2012.
Every local, state and national organization that cares about funding core government functions is urged to sign onto a letter to urge Congress to avoid the planned “sequester” by instead passing a balanced approach to deficit reduction that does not include additional cuts to these programs.
Next January, NDD programs face indiscriminate, across-the-board cuts of 8.4% through the sequester. The cuts will devastate housing and social services programs; medical and scientific research; education and job training; infrastructure; public safety and law enforcement; public health; weather monitoring and environmental protection; and international relations.
Your organization can join the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Monarch Housing Associates and other organizations representing issues across the NDD spectrum, to protect these programs from additional cuts. This sign on letter is a part of our joint effort.