Alaska

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The budget cuts passed by the United States House of Representatives will significantly harm children and families. Specifically in Alaska:

  • 393 young children will be removed from their Head Start program
  • Special needs children would lose $3.2 million in education programs serving them
  • 8,000 of Alaska‚Äôs college students would face cuts in their Pell Grants, $5 million total, causing many to leave college
  • Pregnant women would be denied health care through the Maternal and Child Health block grant
  • Programs to help children, youth, and parents struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues would be slashed by $311,000
  • Doors to 21st Century Community Learning Centers would close to hundreds of Alaska’s children and youth
Click here to email Lisa Murkowski’s office and tell her to stand up for Alaska’s children and vote against the House budget cuts for children. If you can’t email her, call her office: 

Toll Free: 1-877-829-6030

Fairbanks: (907) 456-0233
Anchorage: (907) 271-3735
Matsu: (907) 376-7665
Ketchikan: (907) 225-6880
Kenai: (907) 283-5808

Click here to email Mark Begich’s office and tell him to stand up for Alaska’s children and vote against the House budget cuts for children. If you can’t email him, call his office: 

Toll Free: 877-501-6275

Fairbanks: (907) 456-0261
Anchorage: (907) 271-5915
Matsu: (907) 357-9956
Ketchikan: (907) 225-3000
Kenai: (907) 283-4000
Juneau: (907) 586-7700