Monday, November 20

Parent Advocacy – Funding Issues

Last month, the Administration proposed cutting $9 billion from the United States Department of Education. This includes funding for gifted and talented children. We anticipate the Administration will release their final, detailed budget by the end of May. To protect funding for the Javits Program we must act now.

Please call your Senators by Friday, May 5th, to ask them to:

  • Sign the Fiscal Year 2018 “Dear Colleague” letter to support funding for the Javits program.

Senators Grassley (R-IA) and Casey (D-PA) are the bipartisan leaders requesting support for this letter in the Senate.

They need your help in rallying support from other members of the Senate. It’s imperative that your Senators publicly support the Javits program and prioritize the program’s funding in their requests to the Appropriations Committee.

Please ask your two Senators to join Senators Grassley and Casey and sign this bipartisan letter to support the Javits program.

Call 202-224-3121 to be directed to an operator at the United States Capitol switchboard who will connect you with the appropriate offices in your state.

Thank you for advocating on behalf of all gifted and talented children!

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