PROTECT WIC FROM CUTS!
Contact your member of Congress today!
Congress plans to cut WIC Program funding by 5.1% in March as a result of sequestration. WIC clinics across the country will have to cut 600,000 mothers and young children from the program and elimate 1,600 WIC related jobs making dramatic changes to service delivery, impacting program effectiveness and undermining improved health outcomes. In Washington State 13,300 people will lose WIC services that are vital to a healthy start in a child’s life, and some WIC staff will lose their jobs.
Go to the National WIC Association website to learn the details about proposed cuts. Tell your member of Congress to protect the WIC Program from these proposed cuts. Communicate the consequences of WIC cuts to your Senators and Representatives in Congress with just one click. Urge your friends, family, and colleagues to raise their voices by March 1 in support of WIC families, too!
The updated State WIC Profiles are now available on the NWA website. The profiles were originally created to provide state-specific WIC data to policymakers. These profiles are updated annually and aim to include information that can help you educate policymakers, the media, or the general public about WIC. Read the Impact of Sequestration on WIC, which shows estimates of how sequester cuts would affect each State.