Thursday, July 16, 2009

CALL TO ACTION: Save Early Education [don’t let the feds so what we didn’t let the state do!]



Dear Friend,

A subcommittee in the House of Representatives took a BIG step backward last week when it came up $900 million short of President Obama's proposed early education budget.

But now the full budget committee has a chance to get it right.

Tomorrow they'll cast a crucial vote which can help to reinstate the funds cut from the president's proposal.

I just wrote my Representative to make sure that this crucial early education funding doesn't get cut - will you click the link below and join me?

click > pre[k]now!  < here!

President Obama has pledged $10 billion in early education funding this year. But his commitment cannot be fulfilled if Congress doesn't do its part to authorize the funds.

You and I both know that investing in pre-k and other high-quality early childhood programs isn't just good education policy, it's good economic policy. It prepares our children for success in school, in their communities, and later on in their workplaces. If lawmakers are truly interested in long-term economic stability, this is not the time to make short-sighted cuts at the expense of our children's future.

It's up to us to ensure that the House doesn't short-change the thousands of kids who are counting on Congress to provide funding for these important programs.

Click the link below to join me in letting Congress know that under-funding early education is not an option!

click > pre[k]now!  < here!

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