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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Webinar Mat 25: The Trump Budget and What's Ahead in Congress: What Every Advocate Needs to Know

The 'Coalition on Human Needs' is hosting a webinar on The President’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal (which is expected on May 23) and the forthcoming House budget proposal (which is expected in early June) are both likely to include deep cuts to non-defense discretionary programs such as rental assistance and education, as well as deep cuts to mandatory programs targeted to low- and modest-income people, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Health care, nutrition assistance, housing, education, and other services essential for children, families, seniors, and people with disabilities are all under threat.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Coalition on Human Needs, and Center for American Progress are co-sponsoring this webinar for state and local advocates to learn about the content of these budget proposals and discuss recommended messages and activities to use to help protect human needs programs as the federal budget debates progress. This webinar is off the record and not for the press. Contact Deborah Swerdlow at dswerdlow@cbpp.org with any questions.

Sharon Parrott, Senior Fellow and Senior Counselor, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
John Halpin, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director, Coalition on Human Needs
Moderated by Ellen Teller, Director of Government Affairs, Food Research and Action Center
Thursday, May 25, 2017
source: Coalition on Human Needs

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