Trump's Budget Severely Hurts Working Families, Communities and the Environment

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Trump's Budget Severely Hurts Working Families, Communities and the Environment

WASHINGTON - In response to the Trump administration's budget release, Paul Getsos, National Coordinator of the Peoples Climate Movement issued the following quote:

"With this budget, the Trump administration once again proves that despite his campaign rhetoric, Donald Trump is fighting for corporations and the one percent and not for working people.

"Massive cuts in the Environmental Protection Agency will make it easier for corporations to pollute our lakes and rivers that we rely on for clean water and recreation. Cuts to economic development programs in urban and rural areas will hurt low-wage workers, especially struggling communities across the country.

"Coming off the heels of the Republican healthcare proposal, it is obvious leaders in Washington D.C. are working to re-make our country to one that benefits the very rich and moves away from supporting working and struggling families, ensuring our environment is clean enough for our children and creating economic opportunities for all Americans.

"The Peoples Climate Movement will be in DC on the end of April to fight these budget proposals and demand government protects our communities, our people and our planet."

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The People’s Climate Movement grew out of the largest climate march in U.S. history in New York in September of 2014, creating a groundbreaking coalition of climate and environmental justice groups, labor unions, faith, students, indigenous peoples and civil rights groups working to build bold solutions to tackle the climate crisis, rooted in economic and racial justice.

With a 100 days of action culminating in mass mobilization on April 29, the 100th day of the Trump presidency, this coalition will leverage their power once again to resist the Trump administration and corporate interests’ efforts to thwart or reverse progress towards a more just America.

More than ever, it takes everyone to change everything. That’s why the People’s Climate Movement is calling on everyone to join the resistance to Trump and his crooked administration and the one percent running our country, and come together to build solutions to climate change that put our communities first.

For more information on the April 29 Peoples Climate Mobilization, visit: peoplesclimate.org 

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