Cook-Kallio urges telephone, email campaign to save 'We the People' funding State, National, International, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Mar 21, 2011 at 9:19 am
Pleasanton City Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio, a teacher at Irvington High School in Fremont who coaches the school's "We the People" advanced civic teams, is again urging the public to call or write their federal legislators to make sure that the program has continued funding.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 21, 2011, 8:48 AM
Posted by Cheryl Cook-Kallio, a resident of the Jensen Tract neighborhood, on Mar 21, 2011 at 9:19 am
Thanks again for posting the article!
We have learned that Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) is circulating a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives with support from Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) to urge appropriators to exclude authorized, national programs from the definition of an "earmark." This exclusion would apply to the We the People Programs, which are fully authorized in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and serve every state and congressional district.
Without delay, please call the education aide of your member of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives to urge that they sign the letter being circulated by Rep. Young as soon as possible. The anticipated deadline is Wednesday, March 23. Please convey that their support is critical to ensure the continuation of the We the People Programs and other worthy national education programs that have been authorized in federal legislation and affect millions of students and teachers. Please encourage other We the People supporters in your congressional district to call as well. You can be connected to your member of Congress through the U.S. Capitol switchboard by calling 202-224-3121.
Again Thanks for your support in educating young people in what it means to be a participating citizen in this democracy.