STOP Trump’s Budget Cuts
And Rent Increase for Tenants!
Rally and Protest!
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
DC Trump Hotel
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue
(Plaza at Franklin Statue)
Rally to Stop Trump’s Budget Cuts & Rent Increases!
In his 2018 budget, President Trump proposes to raise rents for 9 million HUD assisted tenants, from 30 to 35% of GROSS income–a 22% increase! Trump also proposes to cut 250,000 Section 8 Vouchers, which could put tens of thousands of families out on the street, as soon as October!
Trump proposes to cut Public Housing repairs by 37%, and to end grants for city housing programs and new housing. The $7.4 billion cuts proposed for HUD are the deepest cuts in history!
The Administration has also proposed to slash or end virtually every “safety net” program for the American people, including Medicaid, Food Stamps, health care, education, childcare, and Meals on Wheels. Trump’s cuts would pay for a $5.5 trillion tax cut to the 1% and increased spending on first strike nuclear weapons, the Pentagon, and the Wall.
Trump’s budget cuts and War Against the Poor are a recipe for austerity, inequality, war, racism and fear.
Rally for the Peoples Budget!
There is an alternative! The Peoples Budget proposed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus prevents housing cuts, strengthens the safety net, invests $2 trillion in jobs, taxes the 1%, and stops the Pentagon’s dangerous nuclear weapons buildup.
The Peoples Budget could be voted on as soon as June 27!
Sponsors: • National Alliance of HUD Tenants • Empower DC
• National Coalition for the Homeless • We Are Family DC
• Positive Force DC • Peoples Budget Campaign
• Coalition for Human Needs • People Demanding Action
• Western Regional Advocacy Project
For more information, contact:
Michael @ NAHT 617-233-1885 firstname.lastname@example.org Parisa @ Empower DC 202-234-9119 x 100 email@example.com
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