Months ago, Governor Baker ELIMINATED line item 4000-0007 in the 2018 state budget – which allocated $675,000 in funding for homeless youth.The Governor’s reasoning? That this amount was “too small to be effective.”
While $675,000 may seem “too small” for Governor Baker, these are necessary funds that could prove life-saving for homeless youth. It could mean the difference between safety or danger, between food or hunger. Homeless youth can’t wait.
So why should we?
Join us and take action TODAY! Here’s what you can do:
- Sign Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless’s one-minute online action to State Legislators.
- Call or email your legislators to invite them the legislative briefing organized by the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless to restore funding for homeless youth on September 19th.
- If your legislators have already sponsored the legislative briefing, be sure to thank them for their support.
- Attend the legislative briefing yourself and RSVP here.
We need you to stand up today and tell Governor Baker that we will not leave homeless youth behind. Be sure to forward this email to as many people as possible and spread the word!
Click here and voice your support to override the Governor’s veto and fund critical services for homeless youth!
Thanks to you and your tireless advocacy over the course of this year, we have won many important legislative and budget battles. Please join us for one last chance to make sure homeless youth receive this essential funding in the FY2018 budget.
Thank you for your continued support.
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