TRY IT Tuesday: Contact your Federal Legislator about the Early Learning Challenge Fund

This week, the US House of Representatives is expected to discuss and vote on the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009 (H.R.3221). This bill restructures student loan procedures and uses the savings to invest in other areas of education. This legislation includes substantial investments in early childhood education through an Early Learning Challenge Fund. The fund will offer competitive grants to states to enhance the quality of early learning for children ages birth to five. You can read more about the fund and its purposes here.

Are you ready to TRY IT? If you support this investment in early education, contact your representative TODAY to tell him or her that you support the Early Learning Challenge Fund. A sample message to your representative might include: “My name is ___ and I am one of your constituents. I fully support the Early Learning Challenge Fund provision within H.R.3221. This fund is a critical investment that will improve the quality of early education. Please support H.R.3221.” To find your legislator’s phone number- as well as some additional talking points from Zero to Three- click here and enter your zip code.

Did you TRY IT? Let us know what you said, how it went, why you decided to contact your legislator, etc.

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