As we’ve reported several times over the last few weeks, the House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees Perkins funding has pushed back their mark up of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education funding bill. The Subcommittee has now scheduled the mark up for this Wednesday July 18.
If your Representative is a member of the Appropriations Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee, we urge you contact them today and ask that they maintain Perkins Act funding. Because the House’s allocation for education and labor programs is lower than that of the Senate, it is even more important that House members hear from constituents about the importance of Perkins and CTE in helping to prepare students for jobs that remain unfilled, and in turning around the economy.
Call Your Member of Congress TODAY!
- Call the House switchboard at 202-224-3121, and ask to be connected to your Members’ office.
- Once connected to the Member’s office, ask to speak to the staffer that works on appropriations or education issues.
- Tell them that cuts to CTE and Perkins will hurt CTE students in every state. Include concrete examples and data from your Member’s district about how students and programs will be impacted by any cuts to Perkins. Make the case, where appropriate, that cuts will hurt the local economy
If you have any questions or to update NASDCTEc on your contact with Congress, please call Nancy Conneely, Public Policy Manager, at 301-588-9630 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org