US Congress: Protect Kids' Access To Food
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Today, 1 in 5 kids in America struggles with hunger.
It's more important than ever to protect federal nutrition programs that feed our nation's children, but right now the sequester - which automatically cuts funding for a large number of federally funded programs - includes devastating cuts to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), cutting 600,000 mothers and kids from the program altogether.
Sequestration also cuts billions from education funding, including Head Start programming that provides preschool aged kids with important health and nutrition services. More than 70,000 kids would lose access to Head Start under the plan.
Congress faces serious fiscal challenges, but cuts of this scale to WIC and early childhood education are short-sighted and will only lead to more children and families going hungry this year.
Take action today: Tell Congress not to balance the budget on the backs of children who need us.
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