At the eleventh hour, Congress finally came together to re-open the federal government, allowing WIC to keep the doors open. Many thanks to all who helped us send a strong message to end this needless shutdown.
You can help us help WIC feed young families by making a year-end tax-deductible donation to CWA toward continuing the We Need WIC Campaign. You can donate online or print a donation form and mail it with your check. THANK YOU!
...But Keep the Stove On:
The agreement Congress made only funds WIC until January 15, leaving more uncertainty for WIC providers and participants. CWA will continue to urge Congress to protect WIC and other critical health and safety net programs and avoid repeating the extremely damaging brinksmanship we've witnessed in recent weeks. The WE NEED WIC campaign will continue into 2014; we won't stop until WIC stands on the solid ground it deserves.
Stay tuned for future calls to demonstrate the very real support - and need - for the WIC program. We may need the following resources yet again!
Real Stories Supporting WIC
- Business Community Supports WIC
See why over 500 California businesses and community organizations endorsed a statement of support for the WIC program through the California's WIC Business-Community Alliance.
- Faces of WIC
Hear the very real personal stories of how the WIC program benefits families and communities.
- Paper Plate Messages
View photos of some of the heartfelt messages that over 65,000 California WIC participants and staff sent to Congress on paper plates.
- Contact Congress: Stay tuned for future calls to action!
- Spread the Word: Use Facebook, Twitter, and your personal networks to communicate that WIC is in trouble but that Congress has the power to eliminate threats to WIC funding.