Nonprofits gather to discuss Trump budget proposal strategy

Dozens of leaders of nonprofits organizations across the Hudson Valley gathered today to strategize about cuts President Donald Trump has proposed in his budget and how it might affect the work they do.



Alisa Kesten leads the nonprofit Volunteer New York, which brings volunteers and charities together. She's says if the billions in proposed cuts to federal programs goes through, her own budget might be cut by 20 percent.



"I'm fearful, very nervous about it," she told News 12.



Rep. Nita Lowey told the group that she's on their side and will do what she can to fight the cuts.



"The White House can propose and Congress can dispose, and then we'll hopefully put together a budget that makes sense," says Rep. Lowey.



She also encouraged them to spread the word as to why the work they do is so important.


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