NCJW envisions an America where each of us has what we need to be healthy, live with dignity, and share our growing prosperity. Unfortunately, this is not the vision of many in Congress who continue to use the government funding process to undermine, instead of support, the security and health of our communities.
Some lawmakers have spent months holding up government functioning to further their harmful agenda through the Fiscal Year 2024 spending bills: attacking access to abortion; cutting programs that support women and children; threatening the health and safety of the LGBTQ+ community; undermining efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion; and taking aim at those experiencing poverty.
Moreover, Members of Congress are conditioning critical aid funding for Ukraine with changes to border policy that could dismantle our asylum system entirely, threatening the safety of countless refugees relying on the US for resettlement. Congress has a responsibility to ensure the most vulnerable are receiving the critical care and support they need to live healthy, safe lives. Urge your lawmakers to pass spending bills free from harmful and hateful language and program cuts.