Anyone who’s sat at the kitchen table deciding balancing their checkbook and deciding which bill to pays first knows that budgets are about priorities. So it says a lot about our country that children are 25 percent of the population, but just 8 percent of the federal budget. That means just 8 percent for their health, education, protection from abuse and neglect, safety, school lunch, and so much more.
Sequestration, the automatic spending cuts that began in 2013 when Congress failed to compromise on budget legislation, cut investments in children by $2.3 billion.
Join us in demanding that Congress replace sequestration with a balanced budget that makes children and their families the priority.