This fall, President Barack Obama signed a Continuing Resolution (CR) into law that funds the government at its current level until Dec. 9. Funding the government through a CR does not account for the annual growth of our nation’s education system nor fund important programs that are included in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)—such as Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFECs). Therefore, it is critical for Congress to come together to pass an omnibus appropriations bill that funds SFECs and invests in education programs in Fiscal Year 2017 (FY2017).
We need your help reaching out to your members of Congress and urging them to pass an omnibus appropriations bill for FY2017 that funds SFECs and invests in education programs. You can show your support for greater federal investments in education and family engagement in less than two minutes by sending your Member of Congress a letter through PTA’s Takes Action Center. Legislators highly value hearing from their constituents, which is why it is essential that we use the power of our collective voice and Take Action this fall.
For ways to effectively advocate for investments in education and family engagement, view a webinar hosted by National PTA’s government affairs team.
If you are on Twitter here are some sample Tweets you can use
[Insert PTA/Personal Twitter handle] urges [Insert Twitter handle for Member of Congress] to pass approps bill that invests in education and #FundSFECs
Educ & family engagement make a difference for #EveryChild. Congress needs to invest in educ & #FundSFECs for FY2017 https://goo.gl/Cie0nG
Your voice matters! Reach out to members of Congress to urge investments in education and #FundSFECs for FY2017 https://goo.gl/Cie0nG
Your position on policy is important to your members of Congress. Urge them 2 invest in education & #FundSFECs https://goo.gl/Cie0nG