Save the Appalachian Regional Commission
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The Appalachian Regional Commission is in danger. It is one of the many government agencies set to be eliminated if Trump's proposed budget passes. The ARC has provided everything from economic help to leadership opportunities to the Appalachian area since it was enacted under the Johnson administration in 1965.
Possibly the ARC's most important aspect is the infrastructure it has given to support the area. The commission has provided water and plumbing to countless homes in the past 50 years.
Of course, as time progresses, so do the people, as does the ARC. From simple plumbing to booming tourism, the commission develops with the Appalachian people and their needs.
Even with the growth, this agency is still needed. Without it, the Appalachian region, my home, could begin to crawl back deep into the poverty it was famous for in the 20th century.
With the recent deregulation of coal pollution into the areas water sources, the ARC is needed now more than ever to help keep the mountains clean and the people safe. Please, contact your local representative and tell them to vote NO to Trump's budget to save the Appalachian Regional Commission.
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