Your DGB for today is to call your Member of Congress and encourage him or her to say “NO” to Trump’s budget, for the reason that it is screamingly bad for education in the United States.
Trump’s budget recommends cutting $9B from the Dept. of Education, and those cuts would hurt the working class, the very people he claimed he’d “never ever forget.” Trump’s budget also slashes medicaid, which will impact students with special needs, as well as economically disadvantaged students, who rely on certain health care screenings through school programs. Other initiatives that are at risk under this budget are after-school care, teacher training, and public service loan forgiveness. This budget must be approved by Congress, which is why we’re asking you to call your rep about this mess.
Don’t know who your member of Congress is? Text your zip code to (520) 200-2223 to get the names and phone numbers for your senators, MoC, and even state legislators; or check out DGB’s handy-dandy government resources page (see “Find Your House Representative”). Now contact your MoC and let him or her know that you do NOT support Trump’s budget because it will hurt vulnerable Americans.
Maybe Trump would value education more if he had paid attention in school when his teachers were covering things like the US Constitution, what NATO stands for, and spelling.