PRESS CALL ADVISORY: New Interactive Map Puts a Human Face on Budget Cuts
Washington, D.C. — Days before the 10-year anniversary of the Bush tax cuts, the Half in Ten campaign and the Coalition on Human Needs will release an interactive map on a press call documenting written and recorded stories of Americans who have been personally affected by programs now on the chopping block in the deficit-reduction debate. Cuts to such programs will have damaging consequences for working Americans while new tax cuts are proposed for millionaires and corporations.
Stories in the “Road to Shared Prosperity” interactive map will speak to the value of federal programs like Pell Grants, housing vouchers, and WIC, and what cuts would mean for the families, businesses, or communities they serve. Each story pairs state-by-state data on poverty, hunger, education, wages, state budgets, and unemployment to show that this is about more than just one person’s struggle. The map is designed to be a resource for press looking for examples of how the budget debate will impact ordinary Americans struggling to make ends meet.
Join the Half in Ten campaign; the Coalition on Human Needs; Rep. Rosa DeLauro; and Jake Elser, Section 8 tenant in Maine, on a press call to discuss how this new interactive map zones in on the human impacts of cuts to domestic federal programs that promote shared prosperity.
What: Press call to discuss the new “Road to Shared Prosperity” map’s illustration of the human impacts of cuts to domestic federal programs that promote shared prosperity.
Melissa Boteach, Half in Ten Manager, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Debbie Weinstein, Executive Director, Coalition on Human Needs
Jake Elser, Section 8 tenant, Maine
When: Thursday, June 2, 2011, 12:30 p.m. EST
Call info: 888.677.6645 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 888.677.6645 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
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**Please note, this call will be recorded. By participating in the call, you consent to be recorded.**