Friday, July 16, 2010


I've just gotten word that the Senate is planning to do something better than the Obey bill passed in the House, but still terrible: while not cutting Race to the Top money, it would cut $100 million from charters (money appropriated last year) and $100 million from the Teacher Incentive Fund (also last year's yet unspent money), a total of $200 million in cuts toward the $10 billion jobs bill, which is almost a rounding error.


This is unacceptable – for example, that's $100 million taken directly from the top charter organizations – and we need to let our Senators know it BEFORE this even gets to the floor for a vote (which, if it occurs, would likely be next week), so please follow the instructions below:

1. Call your Senators and tell them to vote against H.R. 4899. To do this, first text the word C-H-A-R-T-E-R to 30644 and follow the instructions to be automatically connected to your Senator. If you don't use text messaging, call (202) 224-3121 to be connected.                       

2. Take Action online using our online form. Even if you've already taken action on this, please do so again! 

3. Forward this message to your networks, and tell your friends to call their Senators and take action online.


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