WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter to President Biden today covered exclusively in HuffPost, the 87-member ProsperUS coalition representing movement groups, labor organizations, think tanks, experts, and advocates across the country urged the White House to reject any spending bills that cut funding for critical programs, including Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Head Start, housing assistance, and more.
Karen Dolan, Director of the Criminalization of Race and Poverty Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and ProsperUS coalition member, spoke candidly about the impact of spending bills that cut essential public programs:
“I work with impacted mothers across the country whose families’ lives were positively transformed by the investments from the American Rescue Plan. Heartbreakingly, they and their children have been immensely harmed by the end of these critical investments. We are failing our children. Nothing short of a restoration and expansion of investments in the lives of our nation’s children is acceptable, as poverty and hardship are on the rise.”