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Safety net programs must be protected in the deficit reduction plan!

Right now the White House and Congressional leaders, including Illinois’ own Sen. Dick Durbin, are negotiating a deficit reduction plan that would impact key federal programs for decades to come. They are hoping to reach an agreement by Friday, July 1.

Some of the proposals on the table would result in deep budget cuts to safety net programs, and would radically change the structure of important programs and even the budget process itself.

Your voice is needed to protect the vulnerable in this negotiations process!

Please contact President Obama, Vice President Biden and Sen. Durbin and ask them to protect programs for low-income families and individuals in the deficit reduction plan. We must ensure that deficit reduction is achieved in a way that does not increase poverty. Please visit the Food Depository’s Advocacy Center for more information and instructions on how to take action TODAY!

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