Saturday, February 12, 2011

Keep up the Drumbeat: Education Cuts Hurt Students and the Country!

Cyberlobbyists – you have been doing an amazing job reminding Congress about the importance of investing in education. You have sent thousands of e-mails to Members of Congress in the past few weeks, but we still need your help.

The week of February 14 will be critical. President Obama will release his budget proposal for the next fiscal year (FY 2012). At the same time, the House of Representatives will consider funding levels for the current fiscal year (FY 2011). This is necessary as the last Congress never completed action on a funding bill for this fiscal year and the current “continuing resolution” – which temporarily continued program funding – is set to expire on March 4.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has already proposed deep cuts, including to education programs. And, some conservative Members are pushing for even deeper cuts. Now is the time to make your voice heard!

Take Action TODAY: Tell Congress to reject education funding cuts and to invest in education for our nation’s future.