Take Action! Tell your lawmakers to reject President Trump’s budget and actually help working Americans

President Trump released his proposed budget this week, which will cut $2.5 trillion from vital programs. It slashes nutrition, health care, and other important assistance that helps millions of struggling, elderly, and disabled North Carolinians meet basic living standards while giving new tax breaks to the wealthy and powerful.

Tell your legislators to reject President Trump’s budget and urge them to craft a budget that actually protects Medicaid, SNAP, and other important programs that help people across North Carolina.

The President’s budget stands in stark contrast to the commitments he made during his campaign to help those left behind by today’s economy.

Our lawmakers must step up and fight for North Carolinians and all Americans by crafting a budget that actually serves and promotes the welfare of all its people – and ensuring the President does not:

  • Slash the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) by $193 billion over 10 years, targeting the elderly, working families, and workers struggling to find a job – and shifting the cost of more than $100 billion of SNAP benefits to states.
  • Cut $600 billion from Medicaid over ten years – on top of the already-massive cuts in Medicaid and subsidies for private coverage included in ACHA, which President Trump supports and incorporates into his budget.
  • Cut disability programs by $72 billion, including Social Security Disability Insurance, for workers with disabilities and their families; and Supplemental Security Income, which provides income assistance to poor individuals, including children, with disabilities – breaking the President’s promise not to cut Social Security.
  • Deeply cut investments that expand opportunity and spur long-term economic growth, from job training to education to scientific research. The budget would cut funding for this part of the budget by $54 billion in 2018 alone. 

All of these cuts would shift massive costs to North Carolina at a time when our state is already struggling to meet needs for education, our opioid crisis, affordable housing, and other services that stabilize and support the economy.