05.22.17

Members of Congress & Activists to Denounce Massive Cuts in Trump Budget

*** Media Advisory***

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, May 24th at 2:00 PM, a broad coalition of anti-poverty, labor, civil rights, faith and progressive leaders will join Members of Congress for a “Hands Off” press conference to denounce the destructive cuts to vital programs expected in President Trump’s budget. “Hands Off” is a coalition dedicated to stopping damaging budget cuts to health care, disability benefits, nutrition assistance, and other programs that ensure basic living standards.

WHAT: “Hands Off” Press Conference to denounce the destructive cuts in President Trump’s expected budget

WHO:

  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee
  • House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
  • House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer
  • House Budget Ranking Member John Yarmuth
  • Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham
  • Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal
  • Winnie Stachelberg, Center for American Progress
  • Lee Saunders, President, AFSCME
  • Ezra Levin, President, Indivisible
  • Ben Wikler, Moveon.org
  • Individuals impacted by Trump budget cuts (Tianna Gaines Turner and Marta Conner)

WHEN:           Wednesday, May 24th, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

WHERE:         Lawn behind the East Front Steps of the Capitol Building

RSVP:             Media interested in attending should RSVP to Christopher.Huntley@mail.house.gov

NOTE:           Livestream of the press conference will be available here.

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