No matter how hard somebody works or tries to do the right thing, a simple twist of financial fate can leave most Americans struggling to afford the most basic necessities. The budget plan awaiting a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives would devastate the investments we make in services that connect Americans with food, shelter, education, job training, and health care during troubled times. The proposed budget cuts cuts would have implications for everyone, from an infant whose parent struggles to buy formula to a senior whose family can’t afford long-term care. At the same time, the budget would give massive tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans and most profitable corporations through a special fast-track budget process.
We have penned a letter to Minnesota’s congressional delegation calling on them to oppose this upside-down budget, and we’re asking your organization to lend its voice. Our deadline for signatories is August 24. Read the letter and sign-on instructions here, and contact Ben Horowitz for more information.