Don't Cut Funding For Critical Programs That Help Children
Every child, in the U.S. and around the world, deserves a strong start in life. However, many vital and even life-saving programs that help children could face cuts if Congress doesn't act to lift budget caps.
In the U.S., Head Start, a popular and successful comprehensive early education and development program, is just one of the important programs under threat. When 2 out of 5 children in America already do not have access to early learning programs we should be supporting education opportunities like Head Start, not hindering them.
Internationally, humanitarian, health and development programs, are a lifeline for children living in some of the world's most dangerous places. At a time when 420 million children are living in conflict zones in desperate need of humanitarian support, we should not be cutting these funds.
Children deserve every opportunity to survive and thrive. It is up to us to make sure Congress does the right thing and lifts budget caps so these important programs can continue.
Sign the petition and tell Congress to lift budget caps and fully fund programs that help children around the world.
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Subject: Raise the budget caps
I am writing to urge you to raise the budget caps for Fiscal Year 2020.
I am concerned about the impact of these spending caps on critical programs that help low-income kids. Already programs like Head Start are woefully underfunded. Nearly 70% of eligible kids do not have access to Head Start due to a lack of funding. If Congress does not raise the budget caps, they could be forced to cut funding to a number of federal programs and this number could increase even more.
At the same time, children around the world need our help. Nearly 1 in 5 children lives in a conflict zone. Life-saving foreign assistance programs are needed more than ever to reach these children in dire need of food, medicine, school and safety.
I urge you to support efforts to raise the budget caps and protect these programs from any spending cuts.