Target: Donald J. Trump, President of the United States
Goal: Do not follow through with plans to eliminate program that provides free legal assistance to disadvantaged Americans.
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC), a vital legal resource to low-income people in the U.S., may be the next casualty in Donald Trump’s attempt to slash the national deficit. The LSC provides free legal assistance for low-income people battling cases pertaining to disability benefits, domestic abuse, child support, disaster relief, school lunch, and so much more, and its demise would deal a devastating blow to millions of Americans. Like most of the other public programs and services that have been defunded by the Trump administration, the LSC doesn’t cost the government much — just $375 million a year, which doesn’t make a dent in the $4 trillion federal budget. Nonetheless, Trump is planning on exterminating the LSC in his next budget plan.
Leaving the poor, disabled, and otherwise unfortunate to fend for themselves is not what the U.S. stands for. Stand up for the Legal Services Corporation and fair legal representation for low-income Americans by taking action below.
Dear President Trump,
As an American, I believe that everyone deserves justice and fairness, regardless of their income. That is why I do not support your decision to possibly exterminate the Legal Services Corporation. The LSC is an indispensable resource for millions of low-income Americans, and eliminating it would be nothing short of a travesty. Furthermore, it doesn’t even make economic sense to eradicate it, seeing as it comprises a microscopic .oo9 percent of the staggering federal budget.
Thoughtless, senseless actions like this one have left millions of Americans feeling frustrated and distrustful of their government. To protect the faith and well-being of this nation, you must not eliminate the LSC.
[Your Name Here]
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