Federal Budget Cuts are Hometown Cuts

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The Fiscal Year 2018 budget process continued this May with the release of the administration’s full budget proposal. The proposal, which cuts more than $54 billion in funding for domestic programs that cities rely on, would have major consequences for every city in America - regardless of size, location or economic outlook. The administration’s proposal is just the starting point. Congress is currently working to draft their budget and appropriations bills. Now is the time for city leaders across the country to come together and send a unified message to Congress that we need a partner who understands the impact of continued federal investment in cities.

NLC is prepared to fight every step of the way — but we’re going to need the help of city leaders across the country. Use this action guide to learn how the proposed budget cuts could impact cities and how you can advocate for federal investments in cities. The resources that follow will provide you with the tools necessary to join in our effort to #FightTheCuts.

Action Guide to #FightTheCuts
Report Back

Was your op-ed published in your hometown newspaper? Did you meet with your member of Congress or take them on a site visit of a local project funded by federal investments? We want to know!

Send an email to Ashley Smith with a short description of the advocacy action you completed, so we can help highlight your efforts with Congress.