Why Cut What Works? – Advocacy by citizen story-telling
Why are we poised to cut funding to nonprofit organizations serving those whose needs are greatest in our community?
Why Cut What Works is a coalition of United Ways, community foundations and nonprofit organizations across the state with the overarching purpose to provide a vehicle for voices of the vulnerable, the underserved and the disadvantaged.
Where families and individuals can explain the human cost of cutting nonprofit programs on which they depend.
Where citizens can ask why the state budget finds it necessary to cut what works in order to fund what doesn’t.
Where testimonies can be told about the vital, critical work of our region’s nonprofit organizations.
Voices that represent people, real people, not line items.
This campaign has been launched in response to anticipated cuts in state spending for nonprofits, especially those serving the human services sector, which for the past three years have been struggling to meet increased demand with depleted resources as the result of the economic recession.
But it is also designed to address broader national issues around the discernible erosion of what we term the social compact – the idea that together we work to safeguard the well-being of communities for ALL of our citizens.