March 9th Press Event

GROUPS:   MILLIONS OF U.S. CHILDREN WOULD BE HARMED BY PROPOSED HOUSE CONTINUING RESOLUTION BUDGET CUTS

Coalition of 57 Leading Groups Warns of “Devastating” Consequences From Attack on Futures of Americans Who Neither Caused the Economic Downturn Nor Ran Up the Federal Deficit

Harmful Results in All 50 States Detailed, Including AK, AZ, CA, FL, MI, MS, MO, MT, NV, NM, OH, PA, TX, VA and WI

WASHINGTON, D.C.///March 9, 2011///The U.S. House-passed Continuing Resolution (CR) would cause millions of America’s babies, children and youth to lose access to vital services that lay a foundation for their future and that of the nation. This is according to data released today by the nonpartisan Children’s Leadership Council (CLC), consisting of 57 of America’s leading child, youth and family organizations, which represent millions nationwide.  

The CLC data contain national and state breakdowns of the impact that the billions of dollars in cuts contained in the House passed CR would have on the nation’s children, youth and families, with particular attention focused on Early Head Start, Head Start, child care, Maternal and Child Health Block Grant program, school-based health clinics, Community Services Block Grant, Low Income Heating Assistance Program, Pell Grants, and Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Services.

To see the entirety of the news release, click here.

Click here to see the impact of HR1 on our nation’s children and families.

An .mp3 of the proceedings will be available here shortly after the conclusion of the event. Michael Petit’s remarks are available here.

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