Sunday, February 13, 2011

Just ONE of the many defensive actions we'll be needing to take

WHAT'S HAPPENING?:  The Obama Administration has proposed devastating cuts and changes to Community Action. Anti-poverty agencies nationwide, including Springfield Partners for Community Action, will be forced to cut programs or close the doors if these changes go through. Critical services for low-income families will be lost.

The Obama Administration is set to propose a 50% cut to the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), the central source of funding for Community Action Agencies in the United States. President Obama's budget will be released Monday, Feb. 14.

  CSBG is the ONLY federal program focused on comprehensive services to fight poverty. If CSBG is eliminated, more than a thousand Community Action Agencies nationwide - including Springfield Partners - will be forced to slash programs, or even to shut their doors.

WHAT CAN WE DO?  It is essential that President Obama and Congress hear from communities across America. We need to let our national leaders know that Community Action is important to us!

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1 comment:

Frances said...

Try getting a job. I do not have a penny to my name. I do not want the government to give me a dime. If they do, then they have the right to tell me how I can spend it, what I can eat and drink, what I can do and what I can't do. That means if I want to spend it on twinkies, I won't be allowed to. I will have to buy milk instead, and I hate milk, won't touch it with a ten foot pole. There is no freedom here.

If you want social justice to mean that if you want an education, you should be able to get that education and pay for that education after your finished, of course, pay for it over time, then it would be possible for me to agree to that. If you mean a place to live for free--no such thing exists--nothing in life is free--someone has to pay for it. And if there are more takers than their are doaners, guess what--you'll soon run out of funds. I could keep going, but you get the picture