The Faces of the Sequester

By Nancy Wilberg Ricks, Senior Policy Communications Strategist, Wealth-Building Policy Project, NCLR

You and I are beginning to feel the unintended consequences of the federal budget tug of war.  The March 1 sequester has brought upon us a rash of arbitrary budget cuts that harm those who are already hurting and our stories need to be shared.  Below are some of the faces from throughout the nation talking about how these cuts have prevented aid from reaching families and stifled progress in our neighborhoods.

Stay tuned for more stories as decisions from Washington, or lack thereof, continue to impact the Latino community. And, if you’ve felt the sting of the sequester, let us know how you’ve been affected in the comments below.

Meet Aldira:

Meet Christine:

Meet Maria:

Meet Mike: