"We need to convince some folks in Washington that our children are as important as air traffic controllers and meat inspectors and that they should seriously consider rescinding this foolish sequester that is causing havoc with the lives of our most underprivileged families," John Drew, President and CEO of Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD).
Two recent articles talk about the negative impacts that the sequestration cuts are taking on Head Start programs across the nation.
- On May 3rd, ABC World News published "Head Start Programs, Forced to Close Early, Still Have Funds for Flights," by reporter and blogger, Sarah Parnass.
- In addition, on May 5th, the New York Times printed, "Stories of Struggle and Creativity as Sequestration Cuts Hit Home," by reporter, Jonathan Weisman.
To celebrate Head Start and protest the sequestration cuts, Massachusetts Head Start programs are planning a large parade on Boston Common at 10:00 am for May 31. If you have similar events occurring, please let us know so that we can inform people across the country.