Trump's Robin Hood in reverse budget would be devastating for nearly every community across the U.S.

Here are just a few ways the #TrumpBudget would hurt:

Women
People with disabilities
Rural Americans
Communities of color
Children
Older Americans
LGBTQ individuals
Veterans
1. WOMEN

Women make up two-thirds of adults on Medicaid—which Trump calls for ending as we know it, leaving millions of women without health coverage. And he'd defund Planned Parenthood, cutting off access to family planning & well-woman care.

MORE: cdn.americanprogress.org/content/upload…
2. PEOPLE W/DISABILITIES

Trump’s deep Medicaid cuts jeopardize health care & vital services for 15M people w/disabilities. His budget also slashes #SocialSecurity disability benefits, housing for PWD--and even closes the Limb Loss Resource Center.

MORE: cdn.americanprogress.org/content/upload…
3. RURAL AMERICANS

Rural Americans are disproportionately likely to need to turn to food, housing & energy assistance--all of which Trump slashes deeply. He'd also cut legal aid--when 86% of low-income rural folks already get inadequate legal help.

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4. COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

Trump slashes Pell Grants, which help two-thirds of Black students & nearly half of Latino students afford college. He’d even slash the only federal program devoted to helping people of color start their own businesses.

MORE: cdn.americanprogress.org/content/upload…
5. CHILDREN

Trump’s Medicaid cuts would jeopardize coverage for 35M children, as Medicaid is the primary source of health coverage for kids. He slashes SNAP, which protects 5M kids from poverty annually—and SSI which helps 1.1M kids w/disabilities.

MORE: cdn.americanprogress.org/content/upload…
6. OLDER AMERICANS

Medicaid, which Trump's budget slashes deeply, pays for the care of two-thirds of seniors in nursing homes. Plus he’d cut Meals on Wheels & elder abuse prevention—and end senior employment/volunteering programs like Senior Corps

MORE: cdn.americanprogress.org/content/upload…
7. LGBTQ PEOPLE

Trump’s Medicaid cuts would jeopardize health coverage for 1.8M LGBTQ adults—plus ACA repeal would harm the 65% of LGBTQ people w/pre-existing conditions. And he slashes SNAP, which helps 1 in 4 LGB adults put food on the table.

MORE: cdn.americanprogress.org/content/upload…
8. VETERANS

Trump’s Medicaid cuts jeopardize health coverage for 1.8M vets. He also slashes SNAP, which helps 1.5M vet households put food on the table—and #SocialSecurity Disability Insurance, which serves more than 1M veterans.

MORE: cdn.americanprogress.org/content/upload…
^ These are the people Trump wants to foot the bill for the $1.5 trillion in tax cuts he just gave to millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations.
Join me in stopping these devastating cuts by joining the #HandsOff campaign at handsoff.org – where you can share your story of what these cuts would mean for you and your family. /end

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Sep 12, 2018
Later this morning, @uscensusbureau will release its annual report on poverty for 2017.

We expect a slight downtick in the U.S. poverty rate—which is without question good news.

But if Trump tries to take credit, he deserves to be laughed out of the room.

(Here’s why.)
@uscensusbureau Any good news for struggling workers is thanks to Trump’s FAILURE to impose much of his policy agenda (AKA a how-to guide for massively increasing poverty & hardship):

- dismantling food assistance
- tripling the poorest families’ rents
- stripping jobless workers of Medicaid
@uscensusbureau In fact, analysis by my colleagues @rwest817 & @kfgrobbins found that if just *three* of Trump’s draconian cuts to programs that help families make ends meet had been in place in 2015, 2.3 MILLION more Americans would have been poor. americanprogress.org/issues/poverty…
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Sep 5, 2018
Literally right as House & Senate began conference on the #FarmBill this morning, @USDA released a report finding 15 MILLION American households—about 1 in 6—struggled to put food on the table at some point last year. ers.usda.gov/publications/p…
Yet House Republicans, led by @ConawayTX11, are STILL pushing for massive cuts to nutrition assistance that would take food away from 2 million Americans.
These are the members of Congress who are deciding whether to maintain food assistance through SNAP—or to take food out of the mouths of hungry kids & families to pay for millionaire & corporate tax cuts👇👇👇

handsoffsnap.org #handsoffSNAP #FarmBill
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Aug 4, 2018
Wow. Internal documents show Trump’s State Department knowingly lied, ignored warnings from top economic advisers & manipulated data in an attempt to discredit the recent UN report on poverty in America, per @ForeignPolicy. foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/02/int…
The same internal documents also indicate the UN’s report on poverty in America did indeed play a role in motivating the US’s withdrawal from the Human Rights Council earlier this summer.
The same documents show that the State Dept. chose to rely on analysis from the conservative Heritage Foundation OVER THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU—the agency whose job it is to produce and analyze the federal government’s official poverty data—in its effort to whitewash poverty.
Read 7 tweets
Jul 26, 2018
Hi friends!

Today, as we mark the 28th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (#ADA28), let’s do one better.

Let’s stop relegating people with disabilities to a single day in the calendar.

(THREAD)
1. One in five Americans are people with disabilities. NEWSFLASH: This makes pretty much every issue a disability issue—from health care to the economy to the environment, to criminal justice, and more.
2. But for too long the notion of “disability policy” has lived in a silo—artificially & counterproductively separate from the fight to end poverty & tackle inequality, to curb climate change, to achieve criminal justice reform, and even the fight for universal health care.
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Jul 16, 2018
Move over, climate change.

Trump’s White House just issued a sweeping denial of poverty in America.

(THREAD.)
1. In a report released late last week, Trump’s WH declared the War on Poverty “largely over and a success.” The report is literally page after page of gaslighting the very real hardship faced by tens of millions of Americans struggling to afford food, housing, healthcare & more.
2. The WH report brazenly denies that homelessness is a meaningful problem in the U.S.—erasing the plight of the over *half a million* Americans without shelter on any given night (which includes 58,000 families with children).
Read 22 tweets
Jun 28, 2018
Feeling all the emotions watching PA @GovernorTomWolf sign the #CleanSlateAct into law just now. Proud to have worked w/my mentor @SDietrich9 to develop the “clean slate” automatic sealing model (now being picked up by other states & Congress!) & @erincohan to get it done in PA.
My head is swirling with thoughts of all of my @CLSphila clients who will be freed from the life sentences to poverty they‘re currently serving once the #CleanSlateAct takes effect. Watching my friend Ronald speak at the signing about what it means to him brought me to tears. :)
Huge thanks to @GovernorTomWolf @RepDelozier @SenTonyWilliams @RepHarris @SenScottWagner for your leadership in making Pennsylvania the first state to adopt clean slate legislation—excited to see Michigan, South Carolina & Colorado already following in PA’s footsteps.
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