June 1, 2012
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives plans to vote next week on the state budget. We need your help to email and call your elected officials to tell them we simply cannot afford to cut General Assistance, a proven, cost-effective program of last resort that is a bridge to self-sufficiency for victims of domestic violence, people with serious health conditions, and other vulnerable Pennsylvanians.
The next few days are crucial to saving General Assistance. Please act now by calling and emailing your legislator. Tell him or her to restore funding for General Assistance. Without General Assistance, many more Pennsylvanians will become homeless, and many local communities will face additional costs of shelter, policing, and emergency services.
The time is NOW and the message is simple: DO NOT ELIMINATE GENERAL ASSISTANCE.