The Legislature has begun passing budget bills that intend to solve the state’s budget deficit with cuts alone. They are cuts that hit low wage workers, the unemployed and the disabled particularly hard. (Read a moving essay about just one of those cuts.) Be one of the voices that says Minnesota has other options to address its deficit without leaving more people homeless, more people without health care and more people without hope.
TOWN HALL MEETINGS – STARTING THIS WEEKEND
Our friends at the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless are keeping a calendar of town hall meetings across the state. These are meetings called by legislators who want to here from the people living in their districts. The citizens who take the time to attend these events can make a huge difference!
Look up dates and places at http://www.mnhomelesscoalition.org/calendar/.
Go to those town hall meetings with information – click here for talking points.
INVEST IN MINNESOTA TRAININGS
Get a face-to-face briefing on Minnesota’s current budget situation and get tools and resources for taking action on making the case that new revenues are as necessary as budget cuts.
The next two local trainings:
The Senate passed a Health and Human Services budget bill Wednesday evening that cuts $1.8 billion. It would:
Next week the House of Representatives is expected to act on the budget bill passed by its Health and Human Services Committee