April 5, 2011

Winning a Better Budget: Education and Action Session

Mayor Vince Gray’s proposed budget came out last Friday. We’re still working to understand all that it means, but we know that the cuts are bad. Two out of every three dollars cut in the Mayor’s budget come from programs that support DC residents struggling with poverty, even though these programs make up only one out of every four dollars in the entire budget. We have less than two months to fight for affordable housing, Interim Disability Assistance, health insurance, TANF, and other programs. We can’t do it alone. Will you help?

Join us next Tuesday evening to learn more about what’s in the city budget and what’s not, meet other people that care about these issues, and take action together.

The event is Tuesday, April 12. Dinner is at 5:30pm, followed by budget news and an open action session facilitated by various campaigns from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. It's at Bread for the City's Northwest Center, 1525 7th Street NW (two blocks south of the Green Line Shaw/Howard Metro, 70 and G2 buses). It's free!

Come to learn from our partners in the struggle -- ONE DC, Continuum of Housing Campaign, Save Our Safety Net, Fair Budget Coalition, Empower DC -- and work on projects while building advocacy skills like blogging, delivering testimony, and poster making. Get the word out on Facebook and join us Tuesday.

Email me at jpodschun(at)breadforthecity.org or 202-587-0524 to RSVP and request child care.

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