Recently, the House approved a Budget Resolution, that would radically alter major programs for low-income families and create an approach to deficit reduction that would severely constrict services for at-risk children. Following that, discussions on long-term deficit reduction plans are heating up in Washington. Most proposals look at broad changes and don’t touch on programs like Early Head Start, child care, and others that help provide a healthy future for young children. This could mean a lot less funding for these programs down the road.
Attend a Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Paul Ryan!
As a Wisconsin resident, these town hall meeting are a prime opportunity to educate your Congressman on the importance of the earliest years in a child’s life. Take action by attending a Town Hall event with Congressman Paul Ryan (WI-01) in your area and ask a question!
Town Hall meetings with Congressman Paul Ryan (WI-01)
Tuesday, April 26:
• 9:30am at City Hall, 626 Geneva St, Lake Geneva, WI
• 11:00am at Village Hall, 108 East Main St, Twin Lakes, WI
• 1:30pm at Village Hall, 6969 236th Avenue, Paddock Lake, WI
• 3:00pm at Gateway Technical College, Madrigrano Auditorium, 3520 30th Avenue, Kenosha, WI
Thursday, April 28th:
• 9:45 am at Village Hall, 123 North River St, Waterford, WI
• 11:15am at Franklin High School, Gymnasium, 8222 South 51st St, Franklin, WI *Attendees should park in LOWER/STUDENT LOT
• 1:30pm at Oak Creek Police Department, 301 West Ryan Road, Oak Creek, WI
• 3:00pm at Whitnall High School, Auditorium, 5000 South 116th Street, Greenfield, WI
Friday, April 29th:
• 10:30am,at Veterans Terrace (Liberty Hall), 589 Milwaukee Avenue, Burlington, WI
• 1:00pm, at Community State Bank, 1500 Main St, Union Grove, WI
• 2:15pm, at Village Hall, 2801 89th St, Sturtevant, WI
• 3:45pm, at Caesar Chavez Communtiy Center Gymnasium, 2221 Douglas Ave, Racine, WI
Sample Question to ask:
“Your budget would require deep cuts to programs that help very vulnerable young children beat the odds, get ready for school, and be productive workers. Because around half of all young children in America live in low-income families, these cuts would have a huge, negative impact. Under your budget, they won’t be able to share in the prosperity you talk about. And what’s more, our country won’t be able to achieve future prosperity without them. What will you do to make sure at-risk children have access to greater opportunities NOW so that we don’t all lose out in the long run?”