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Webinar tomorrow: The Deficit Deal Explained in Non-Wonky Terms -Aug. 18th 1 p.m.

As many of you know, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry has been appointed to the Deficit Super Committee to determine the possible cuts or other options to address the federal budget and spending. It is critical that Massachusetts advocates get a handle on the process, the options and the programs at stake and critical we communicate our concerns and priorities to Senator Kerry.

It is also important to know that its NOT just about cuts! Revenues could be on the table as well if the Super Committee so agrees. See CBBP report of August 1st re revenue options:

The Coalition on Human Needs is hosting a webinar tomorrow, August 18th at 1 PM. Sorry for the last minute notice (due to my being on vacation), and apologies to those who are now on vacation and will miss this, but in case you are around, we encourage you to tune in !! And, as always, we urge you to get on the CHN list serve so that you can receive these alerts timely!


The Deficit Deal Explained:
A Non-Wonky Guide to the New Law’s Sweeping Push to Cut Federal Spending: and Maybe Increase Revenues Too?

Webinar, Thursday, August 18, 1:00 p.m. EST
Register here:

If you are concerned about health care, jobs, hunger, services for seniors, children, or people with disabilities, housing, rebuilding communities, retirement and unemployment benefits, education, protecting the environment, reducing poverty…well – if you’re concerned about pretty much any of the problems facing this nation, you need to know about the new Budget Control Act. That’s the legislation the President signed on August 2 to continue the federal authority to borrow. The price of averting that crisis was a ten-year plan to reduce the federal deficit. The bill forces Congress to make nearly a trillion dollars in cuts, and sets up new budget procedures designed to fast-track at least another $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction.

Sounds like a big deal? It is. The new law sets up critical action by Congress between now and the end of this year that will affect all of us for a long time. Learn how it works – or might not work – and what you can do about it, in this wonk-free webinar. Get the scoop from Debbie Weinstein, the Coalition on Human Needs’ executive director, who makes a specialty of translating complex budgetspeak into plain English. The moderator will be Ellen Teller of the Food Research and Action Center, who will make sure that lots and lots of questions are answered.

Register for the webinar today and please forward this message to colleagues and friends.

co-sponsored by the Community Action Partnership and the Coalition on Human Needs