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Current Events & News, Legislation | 03/10/2017

Jonah Edelman

Jonah is the co-founder and CEO of Stand for Children.

Thank you for contacting your U.S. Senators to defend the important civil rights protections contained in the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Unfortunately, the Senate voted 50-49 to strip out vital protections contained in the Every Student Succeeds Act. It is disappointing to see the hard work done in communities, districts, and states set back by partisan politics.

This week's vote was just the first of many crucial opportunities this year to use your voice to protect public schools. Our work together is critical to level the playing field for students at risk of being shut out of opportunity.

In the coming days, a draft of President Trump's budget will be released. Our allies in Washington, D.C. report that the budget includes major funding cuts to education in order to dramatically boost military spending. So students are going to need your voice more than ever in the coming days.

We'll let you know how you can help. Until then, thank you - again - for everything you do.

Standing with you

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