Right now, millions of working families in rural communities from Mississippi to Upstate New York are counting on Sen. Mitch McConnell to protect critical anti-poverty programs from cuts proposed by Donald Trump.
Poverty in Appalachia is a major problem that too often goes largely unnoticed by the rest of the country. That’s why Presidents Kennedy and Johnson increased investment in Appalachia through programs that address unemployment and poverty. However, Donald Trump wants to defund two of these major anti-poverty programs that target income inequality and growing economic despair across Appalachia.
Trump’s federal budget proposes cutting the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Economic Development Administration and if he is successful, the results will be devastating for rural communities in some of the poorest counties in the United States. By ending these programs, he’s launching a war on the working poor in Appalachia. Sen. McConnell will ultimately have the final say on whether or not these programs are discarded. And if these cuts go through.
Rural communities in his home state of Kentucky, one of the poorest states in Appalachia, will be devastated. That’s why we need voters across the region to take a stand and fight for these programs. Please join with me and demand that Mitch McConnell fight for the working poor across Appalachia.
Tell Mitch McConnell To End Donald Trump’s War on the Working Poor in Appalachia
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