CTKMW Launches New Web Video on LIHEAP

Video Seeks To Educate Lawmakers On The Need To Sustain Funding

Oct 03, 2011, 15:05 ET from Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm

DETROIT, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm launched a new web video today highlighting the importance of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to Michigan's most vulnerable. Continuing its effort to educate lawmakers on the need to sustain funding for LIHEAP, the video highlights how the program was signed into law by former President Ronald Reagan, and enjoys bipartisan support in Congress.

Watch the video herehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3S095N40p4

Earlier this year, President Obama submitted a budget to Congress that would reduce funding by 50 percent for LIHEAP. The Senate Appropriations Bill recently scaled back the President's proposed cuts from 50 percent to roughly 25 percent. And last week, the House Appropriations Committee took similar action. While that's encouraging, it remains a significant cut that Michigan's hard-pressed, economically challenged low-income households cannot afford.

To schedule an interview with a member of the Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm, e-mail press@coalitiontokeepmichiganwarm.com.

SOURCE Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm