Friends and colleagues,
I'm sending this message as a service provider representative, advocate and resident concerned about the priorities being express in this year's budget process.
As everyone who has been following the FY 2001 D.C. budget this spring knows, so far it has been a disappointing year for low income and vulnerable residents.
Our elected officials are supposed to be the voice of the people. But this year fighting over the budget seems to have reached a new height, at the expense of desperately needed funding for critical programs.
Funds at risk include, but are certainly not limited to:
The D.C. Council meets next Tuesday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. to vote on the 2001 Budget Request Act and Budget Support Act.
I hope that if you are concerned about the D.C. budget and the lack of priority on programs for those in our community who need help the most, you will consider emailing or calling in to the D.C. Politics Hour (hosted by Kojo Nnamdi, featuring Mark Plotkin).
You can email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can call them at: 1-800-433-8850
The show airs at noon on WAMU (88.5 FM), so if you email, it seems to be better to do so before noon.
So Others Might Eat (SOME)