September 2, 2009

Save our Safety Net: Attend Our Campaign Meeting

Community event announcement! Save Our Safety Net campaign meeting at Busboys and Poets (5th and K NW) on September 17th, 6pm. RSVP here.

This summer, when the recession brought DC into a fiscal crisis, the Mayor proposed to balance the budget by divesting public funding from critical safety net programs. We took a stand, and in just under a week's time nearly 2,000 DC residents stood with us to urge City Council to save our safety net.

Our voice WAS heard: City Council restored some of the worst cuts to safety net programs. But the final budget was still severely imbalanced against the poor.

And this crisis is not over. Revised estimates of the city’s projected revenue will be released this month, and this could trigger a new round of cuts. Furthermore, we know that next year’s budget deliberations will be even harder.

Now is the time to start building pressure for smarter and more responsible leadership. You can help us make a difference.

Along with the Coalition for Community Investment, we are hosting a special "Save Our Safety Net" community event on September 17th, 6pm at Busboys and Poets (5th and K street NW).

We’ll meet to learn about the budget crisis and discuss alternative courses of action for our city’s leaders. We’ll also identify opportunities for concerned residents to take action and stay involved. RSVP here.

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