Poverty is a policy decision
The world has enough for everyone's need but not for everyone's greed. -Mahatma Gandhi
This week, the Senate will be voting on the Agriculture Appropriations bill, which includes funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
The proposed funding from President Biden's FY 2024 budget proposal is $6.3 billion, however, due to the rising cost of food and increased participation in the program, this amount is not enough to prevent 600,000 people from losing supplemental nutrition under WIC. Our coalition partners have organized a WIC Call-in Day to ask senators to fully fund this vital resource for pregnant women and families with young children. Here are two quick-and-easy actions we can take to support folks in our community.
Can you take 3 (three) minutes and call your Senator at 202-224-3121 and ask them protect pregnant women and families by fully funding the WIC program?
Click here to support the WIC program:
Yesterday, our group joined over 1000 advocates and groups to urge Congress to take urgent action for children and support emergency child care funding. You can read our letter here.
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People Power United joins over 1000 advocates and groups to urge Congress to take urgent action for children and support emergency child care funding
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