U.S. Poverty Campaigns
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RESULTS harnesses the voices of individuals across the United States who speak up in solidarity with all people who need basic health care, education, and the means to rise out of poverty. Learn more about poverty in the United States and see our U.S. Poverty Actions and News to take action today!
2013 U.S. Poverty Requests for Congressional Lobby Meetings
Incorporating grassroots input, RESULTS U.S.-poverty focused groups and activists are focused on these primary campaigns:
As serious threats to core safety net programs emerge in Congress, we engage our network to protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) and Medicaid for millions of Americans living in poverty. Unfortunately, key policymakers have proposed deep cuts to both SNAP and Medicaid within broader deficit reduction packages and we are pushing back.
RESULTS invests in America's future by pushing for more resources for Head Start, Early Head Start, and Child Care. RESULTS remains committed to protecting important investments in early childhood programs. However, because of more direct threats to specific anti-poverty programs in deficit reduction, RESULTS 2013 early childhood work will be on a targeted, as-needed basis.
RESULTS focuses on building the health of our existing grassroots network and starting new RESULTS groups. Through our REAL Change program and Faith in Action project, we are working to bring new and important voices to this work.
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