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(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, at 11 AM, Reps. Chris Van Hollen (MD-08), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), and Barbara Lee (CA-13) will join advocates representing more than 2,500 national, state and local organizations for veterans, teachers, scientists, law enforcement, women’s rights, transportation safety, and others to call for Congress to avoid America’s next great budget crisis.

With the bi-partisan Murray-Ryan deal set to expire on October 1st, nondefense discretionary (NDD) programs—ranging from education and job training, to housing and science, to natural resources and veterans services, to public health, safety and security—are once again on a crash course to disaster asthe true impact of sequestration will be felt by millions of Americans from all walks of life.

Leaders of NDD United will present a letter signed by more than 2,500 groups to Congressional leaders and Committee members demanding Congress raise the spending caps and end sequestration through a bipartisan budget deal. A deal would prevent drastic cuts to women’s health, early education, transportation safety, law enforcement, veterans, and other important sectors. NDD advocates will discuss some of the critical cuts our country will face if no deal is reached on the budget.

More Details about the event below,

Press Conference THURSDAY, September 10th, 11 AM

  • Rep. Chris Van Hollen (MD-08), Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13)
  • Emily Holubowich, Coalition for Health Funding; Co-Chair, NDD United
  • Joel Packer, Committee for Education Funding; Co-Chair, NDD United
  • Dustin Speakman, Director of Community Services, Ohio Association of Foodbanks
  • Dr. Shobha Ghosh, Associate Chair for Research, Department of Internal Medicine Virginia Commonwealth Medical Center
  • Stephen Glaude, Executive Director, Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development
  • Todd Mann, Executive Director of Magnet Schools of America (MSA)
  • Daniel Marsh III, Executive Vice President of National Development Council
  • Jane Campbell, National Development Council Director of Government Relations


WHAT: Members of 2,500 NDD related groups to call on Congress to end sequestration, invest in critical programs


WHERE: House Triangle (Rain location: Rayburn 2456)


WHEN: September 10th, 2015, 11 AM