Critical federal funding is set to take a hit this Friday, March 1, when harmful sequester cuts are scheduled to take effect. Unless Congress acts, an estimated 5.3% across the board cut in federal spending will become law.
Please SIGN this letter, SHARE it with your friends, and CALL or EMAIL your members of Congress TODAY and tell them to pass legislation to replace the sequester cuts with a balanced deficit reduction plan that protects children, families and our economic future.
Tell them it makes no sense to cut funds critical for our food, water and drug safety, public schools and college students, public health, science research, workforce training, law enforcement and public safety, juvenile justice and youth programs and much more!
Juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and youth development programs support the state and local prevention and early intervention efforts that keep kids on the right track and contribute to the prevention and reduction of youth crime and violence.
These programs enable communities to provide critical treatment and rehabilitative services, in safe conditions, that are tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families; protects public safety; and, holds youthful offenders accountable. Additional cuts will threaten these efforts to keep youth and families safe, and keep juvenile crime rates down.
Tell Congress to avoid sequestration and reject cuts that would threaten public safety, and weaken state’s ability to protect children from the dangers of adult jails, to improve safety for youth in custody, and to increase fairness in the justice system.
Let them know what the cuts mean at the local level to real people.
It’s not too late to convince Congress to do the responsible thing for America’s children!