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E-mail Your Senators & Tell Them to Support Afterschool Programs During the Budget Process!

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Email your senators now & tell them to support afterschool programs during the budget process.

This week, the Senate is expected to vote on a budget resolution for 2014. This vote is important—the resolution serves as a blueprint for Congressional committees on spending decisions for programs next year.

Sen. Boxer is offering an amendment to the Senate Budget Resolution to support funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative—the only federal program dedicated exclusively to fund afterschool, before-school and summer learning programs.

Take Action! Your senators need to hear from you as soon as possible. Send an email asking them to support the Boxer Amendment on 21st CCLC to protect funding for community programs that help families and children.

Afterschool Alliance

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This year, take the Afterschool for All Challenge at home!

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Next month, we’re teaming up with the Afterschool Alliance to bring some of our state’s afterschool leaders to Washington, D.C., for face-to-face meetings with our Members of Congress on Feb. 7 in conjunction with the National Meeting of the Statewide Afterschool Networks. While only a few advocates from our state will be participating in in-person meetings that day, we hope that our messages will be complemented by messages from advocates across the state. You’re the local experts on afterschool and Congress needs to hear from you. So we’re asking you to join us — take action at home to support afterschool on Feb. 7, 2013.

Three easy ways to participate:

1.     Meet with your Congressional district offices or set up a site visit at your program.

2.     Call or email Congress and ask them to support funding for the afterschool programs working families rely on.

3.     Encourage your contacts to take action.

Add your name now to accept the Challenge. Once you do, the Afterschool Alliance will send you personalized tips and information about your Members of Congress. Plus, you’ll find all the tools you’ll need in their Take Action Toolkit online.

First time participating in a meeting with elected officials? If you weren’t able to catch our webinar last week on how to set up Congressional district visits, be sure join us next week as our staff walks through the basics of what to expect.