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During the last several weeks, advocates for children and families have watched the debt ceiling negotiations with growing concern. The outcome of these negotiations could have a significant, negative impact on our nation’s most vulnerable children and families for years to come.

American’s have been hit hard by the recession and the number of children living in poverty has GROWN at an alarming rate. To prevent further harm to our country’s future, we must make children our first priority in the budget.

Now is not the time to drastically cut investments in our future.  Instead we must ensure that services to children, youth and their struggling families are sufficient to cover their needs.

The Children’s Leadership Council (CLC) recognizes the potential danger to the country’s economic stability posed by the growing deficit.  However, we believe that cutting spending on services for children, youth, and their struggling families as a means of addressing this problem is not only irresponsible, it is fiscally unsound.  

Send a message to our nation’s leaders.  Ask them to take an approach to deficit reduction that protects low-income families and ensures adequate investment for their future.  

Eliminate egregious tax loopholes for corporations and millionaires. Prioritize the future of our nation’s children. Invest in every child’s opportunity to reach their fullest potential and help contribute to our future economic success.

The CLC calls on our country’s leaders to stand up for low-income American's.  The current debt ceiling negotiations are an opportunity to turn the tide for our children, youth and families.

An approach to deficit reduction that includes revenues and prioritizes sensible, high impact investments in low-income children, parents and others will set the stage for smart economic growth, without further endangering the future of America’s children.

 

 

Letter to
Vice President of the United States of America Vice President Biden
Representative Paul Cook
Senator Mitch McConnell
and 5 others
Senator Harry Reid
Representative John Boehner
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
President of the United States
I just signed the following petition addressed to you:

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Invest in Kids, Not Corporate Jets

During the last several weeks, I have watched the debt ceiling negotiations with growing concern, because I know the outcome could have a significant, negative impact on our nation’s most vulnerable children and families for years to come.

American’s have been hit hard by the recession and the number of children living in poverty has GROWN at an alarming rate. We must stop this trend and make children our first priority in the budget.

Now is not the time to drastically cut investments in our future. Instead we must ensure that services to children, youth and their struggling families are sufficient to cover their needs.

I recognize the potential danger to the country’s economic stability posed by the growing deficit. However, I believe that cutting spending on services for children, youth, and their struggling families as a way to cut the deficit is not only irresponsible, it is fiscally unsound.

Please protect low-income families in your deficit and budget negotiations:
- Eliminate egregious tax loopholes for corporations and millionaires.
- Prioritize the future of our nation’s children.
- Invest in every child’s opportunity to reach their fullest potential and help contribute to our future economic success.

The CLC calls on you, our country’s leaders, to stand up for low-income American's. These debt ceiling negotiations are an opportunity to turn the tide for our children, youth and families.

Reduce the deficit by including revenues and prioritizing sensible, high impact investments in low-income children, parents and others. By doing this you will set the stage for smart economic growth, without further endangering the future of America’s children.
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Sincerely,