A Webinar for the Budget-Perplexed:

Stop the Slashing:
The human needs advocates' simple guide to understanding - and defeating - unprecedented attacks on the federal budget

Tuesday, June 7, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern time

Massive cuts in essential services like Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP/food stamps, education and children’s services, help to low-income communities such as housing and the Community Services Block Grant, and virtually every other human needs program.  A large number of proposals now being floated in Washington would devastate these services and would make it far harder for the federal government to respond to economic downturns and solve looming national problems.  Yet at the same time, they would do nothing to restrict more deficit-increasing tax cuts for millionaires and corporations.

These proposals don't have straightforward names like "The Act to Slash Health Care for Older Americans" or "The Act to Cut Services for Low- and Moderate-Income Americans in order to Provide Enormous Tax Breaks for the Rich."  Instead, Congress is talking about global caps, balanced budget amendments, debt ceiling increases, deficit reduction...  It's hard to fight back if you don't understand how you're being attacked.

This webinar will help.  It will explain the unprecedented seriousness of the threats and show the impact of the most prominent plans to cut, cap, and permanently restrict the federal role in meeting human needs.  The presentations will be clear and simple.  You'll get explanations and graphics you can use to help you and people you know understand what's at stake.  You'll learn about constructive alternatives.  You won't be bored.  But you might get mad.

Presenters: 
  • Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security, National Women's Law Center
  • Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director, Coalition on Human Needs
  • Moderator:  Don Mathis, President and CEO, Community Action Partnership
  • and a surprise guests

Co-sponsored by the Coalition on Human Needs
, the Community Action Partnership, and the National Women's Law Center

Webinar Information
Date Presented:
June 07, 2011 2:00 PM Eastern
Length:
1 hour
Registration Fee:
Free
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Stop the Slashing: The human needs advocates' simple guide to understanding - and beating - unprecedented attacks on the federal budget
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