Share Your Story: The Flip Side of the Coin
How have domestic programs helped you or someone you know? Why is it important to you that Congress protect these programs?
- Head Start makes it possible for me to go to work, knowing that my daughter is cared for, safe and getting a jump start on her education.
- Without unemployment insurance, my family and I would never have been able to make our rent payment when I lost my job.
- I worked for 30 years, and Social Security has helped me stay afloat in retirement, without leaning too hard on my children for support.
- Medicaid and Medicare together provide my aging mother with the range of care she needs, including her long term care services.
Irresponsible spending cuts are threatening domestic programs that support low-income people like Social Security, Medicaid, Head Start, child care assistance, family planning, Pell Grants, housing assistance, maternal and child health care, Medicare, and unemployment insurance, and more. We know that cuts to these programs will have an extraordinarily harmful effect on women and families across the country. It's a price we can't afford to pay.
Hedge fund managers and CEOs with corporate jets are one side of the coin. The rest of us are the Flip Side of the Coin.
Please share with us how domestic programs have helped you and your family.
Please note: The views expressed in the stories below are those of the authors themselves and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the National Women's Law Center. All statements of fact in these stories have been provided by the individual authors, and the National Women's Law Center cannot and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Center will compile the stories and may use them, in whole or in part, in our advocacy efforts.