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ADVISORY: Today CAP, Members of Congress and Activists Join Forces to Denounce Massive Cuts in Trump Budget Through Hands Off Campaign
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Today CAP, Members of Congress and Activists Join Forces to Denounce Massive Cuts in Trump Budget Through Hands Off Campaign

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress will join a broad coalition of labor, civil rights, faith and anti-poverty progressive leaders and members of Congress for a Hands Off press conference to denounce the destructive cuts to basic living standards in President Donald Trump’s budget. In response to the terrible Trump administration budget, the Hands Off campaign launched as a dedicated coalition aimed at stopping damaging budget cuts to health care, disability benefits, nutrition assistance, and other programs that ensure basic living standards.

 

Who:

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD)

House Budget Committee Ranking Member John Yarmuth (D-KY)

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM)

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA)

Winnie Stachelberg, executive vice president, external affairs, Center for American Progress

Lee Saunders, president, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

Ezra Levin, president, Indivisible

Ben Wikler, Washington director, MoveOn.org

Anna Chu, vice president for income security and education, National Women’s Law Center

Sara Badawi, Progressive Change Campaign Committee

Tianna Gaines Turner and Marta Conner, individuals impacted by Trump budget cuts

 

When:

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

2:00 p.m. ET – 3:00 p.m. ET

 

Where:
Lawn behind the East Front steps of the U.S. Capitol Building

 

RSVP:

Media interested in attending should RSVP to Christopher.Huntley@mail.house.gov

 

NOTE:

Livestream of the press conference will be available here