|The federal discretionary programs that people with disabilities rely upon to live in the community (early intervention, special education, supported employment, housing, transportation, and much more) are slated for unprecedented cuts starting this Friday, March 1! Click hereto see how these cuts will affect your state.Programs that are scheduled to be cut by about 10% in the second half of 2013 include:
Tell Congress to find a balanced solution to deficit reduction. We cannot simply cut our way out of the situation we are in. Revenues must be a part of the solution. For every $1 in new revenue, $2.50 has already been cut from federal spending.
Public opinion is on our side – The majority of Americans say that we need more revenue to reduce our deficits. Two-thirds of voters nationwide now say that the wealthiest 2% (by 66% of voters) and large corporations (by 64% of voters) should pay more in taxes.
Please call your Members of Congress and remind them of the importance of these critical programs. Click on the Take Action link above to get your Members’ office phone numbers.
What to say:
- I am very concerned about the scheduled cuts to programs like special education, developmental disabilities programs, CDC, and housing programs that help people with disabilities to live in the community.
- Congress should cancel the “sequester” and replace it with a more reasonable deficit reduction package that balances program cuts and revenues