The $85 billion in automatic budget cuts (known as the sequester) are now in effect. While it may take weeks or more for the impact of these cuts to be felt, we know the impact to our communities could be drastic. For example, the cuts to HRSA could result in 900,000 fewer patients served at health centers; cuts to HUD could result in 125,000 households losing Housing Choice Vouchers; cuts to SAMHSA could mean 373,000 individuals lose access to mental health services; and the list goes on. Rather than push the panic button, we need to demonstrate solidarity and demand that our elected officials repeal or replace these arbitrary cuts.
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