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National Community Action Foundation Respond’s to President Trump’s Proposed Budget

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, DC * MARCH 16, 2017 * THURSDAY
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Five hundred community leaders were gathered in Washington when news hit that President Trump’s budget would strike core community programs that have broad bipartisan support across the United States. Chief Executive Officer of the National Community Action Foundation, the organization charged with advocating for local Community Action Agencies in Washington, David Bradley said this:

“Despite everything President Trump has promised, this is a radical right, Washington insider’s budget that does not reflect priorities that make America stronger. President Trump’s budget is tone deaf to small town mayors, the people who elected him, and every community across the US.

Cutting CSBG, flexible local dollars that create opportunity for over 15 million people in every community in America, a program with bipartisan support in Congress, one that has already shifted power from the feds to local communities, harms America.

How does making hundreds of thousands of seniors, disabled people and disadvantaged families choose between heating and eating by striking LIHEAP make America strong again? How does calling for the elimination of America’s most successful energy conservation program, WAP, make America first?

Make no mistake about it, this budget does not put America first, it puts Americans last.”

President Trump’s budget strikes the Community Services Block Grant, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program and Weatherization Assistance Program all of which are crucial to every community in the United States.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Tara Clark, Chief of Staff, National Community Action Foundation
Mobile: 517-862-4888
E-mail: taraclark@ncaf.orgz

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