In September, the US House of Representatives passed the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (H.R. 3221). This bill restructures student loan procedures, uses the savings to invest in other areas of education, and includes substantial investments in early childhood education through the 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. At present, the Senate is considering this legislation and needs to hear why the Early Learning Challenge Fund is important to early care and education across the nation.
YOU can take action:
Please call your US Senate representatives TODAY to tell them that you support the Early Learning Challenge Fund within the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act. You can find out how to contact Senators Feingold and Kohl by clicking here and entering your mailing address.
Sample message to your Senators:
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 legislation that includes this fund.