ACT NOW: Urge Congress to Invest in Public Education

Members of Congress return to Capitol Hill this week with the priority of passing a spending bill to fund education investments and other federal programs for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017. Congress has only four days to pass legislation to ensure federal investments in public education continue uninterrupted, as the current funding measure expires on April 28. This is the time to contact your Members of Congress urging them to pass a spending bill that prioritizes investments for education programs that support our nation's 50 million public school students.

Please enter your information on the right to ACT NOW to urge Congress to: 
  1. Pass a funding measure for the remainder of FY2017 and FY2018 that will maximize PreK-12 education investments.
  2. Prioritize funding for special education (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) to support the more than 6 million students with special needs in our public schools.
  3. Sustain investments in Title I grants under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to support disadvantaged students and help advance the range of choices that our public school districts offer to 90 percent of our nation’s students.




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You can use the following talking points during your call with members of Congress/staffers: 

 1.       As a constituent and a public education advocate, I oppose the passage of the American Health Care Act. Rather than close the gap and eliminate the rate of uninsured children in America, the current proposal will ration the healthcare America’s most vulnerable children receive and undermine the ability of school districts to meet the educational needs of students with disabilities and students in poverty.

 2.       Children represent 46% of all Medicaid beneficiaries yet represent only 19% of the costs. Currently, school districts receive $4-5 billion in Medicaid funds so they can make sure students with disabilities and students who cannot get to a doctor regularly receive the care they need to learn and thrive. The current proposal will jeopardize students’ ability to receive comprehensive care at schools and will create barriers to access