“Our county voted for President Trump, so I’m not sure they quite understand what is going to happen. I don’t think people realize how much we rely on these services. I don’t think people are making the connection between cutting the HUD funds and paving our streets or building new affordable housing.” NYT
LARC provided to roughly 5,200 low-income Granite Staters in 2016 alone, is now under threat. The Trump administration’s budget plan proposes to eliminate the Legal Services Corp. – the federal dollars that fund about 70 percent of LARC’s work. “I honestly don’t know how LARC would survive at all if that money went away,” Executive Director Breckie Hayes-Snow said. And Bilodeau – who voted for Trump – doesn’t want that to happen. She said she elected her president precisely because she thought he would help the poor people of America who need services like LARC. AP
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