Global Weekly Update April 26, 2010
Get Your Rep to Cosponsor the Education for All Act! We are going for 100 cosponsors by end of May.
The bipartisan Education for All Act of 2010 (H.R. 5117) was introduced on April 21 by Reps. Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Dave Reichert (R-WA). Global groups have pledged to put 100 cosponsors on the bill by the end of May! Let’s all do our part.
The bill seeks to ensure the U.S. provides the resources and leadership to contribute to a successful international effort to provide all children with a quality basic education by 2015. It also calls on the U.S. to support a multilateral education initiative, like a new multilateral Global Fund for Education.
How Do I Get My Representative to Cosponsor the Bill?
Step 1: Download and review this Fact Sheet on Education for All Legislation (H.R. 5117).
Step 2: Call the aide you work with and tell them the bill was introduced on April 21 and why you think it’s such an important bill for them to support. Review the steps in the April Action Sheet on Education for All Act and learn the Laser Talk.
Step 3: E-mail the aide the Fact Sheet on Education for All Legislation (H.R. 5117) and Dear Colleague letter from Reps. Lowey and Reichert on H.R. 5117. The contacts for who they should contact to cosponsor the bill are in both of these documents.
Step 4: Call in a week to follow up on the request.
Step 5: Organize others in your community to call and write your Representative, and ask them to take action via e-mail.
For more resources, visit our Education Action Page.
Global Action Week Update: Report Your Activities!
Did you take action or teach the Lesson For All during during the Global Action Week for Education? Check back soon or go to http://www.campaignforeducationusa.org/events/global-action-week1 for a form to fill-out to register your event. You can also e-mail your story and photos to [email protected] so GCE-U.S. can capture your event on their website!
Senate Budget Committee Threatens Foreign Aid Spending in FY11
Last week the Senate Budget Committee passed its blueprint for federal spending in Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11) and struck a potentially crippling blow to U.S. foreign aid programs by slashing $4 billion from the International Affairs account. This cut was the only reduction made to the president’s budget request, and it came in spite of a letter from 31 Senators urging support for full funding for the International Affairs account. Read more about this cut and how you can help to reverse it.
International Conference Countdown! Don’t Miss These Important Deadlines!
The International Conference in Washington, D.C., is June 20–22. Start planning today!
Register online now! Early registration ends May 3.
Volunteer Application: Looking to reduce your costs? Consider volunteering. First come, first served.
Campus for Change (student) Program: Apply today to come as a student for a special rate and program. Deadline is May 18.
Prepare for the IC!
Visit the IC page on our website for continually updated tips and resources to make your trip a success, including more details on the IC checklist and scheduling your Hill meetings.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
— Victor Hugo
April–May: New Activist Orientation. Four sessions: April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17. Call (712) 432-3100, passcode 761262. Contact Lisa Marchal to sign up and for more information.
May 8: Global Conference Call. 2:00 pm ET. Call in at (888) 409-6709.
June 20–22: RESULTS International Conference, Washington, DC.
April 27: Seattle (with Mary Njoroge)
May 14: Houston (with Muhammad Yunus)
May 15: Denver
May 23: Bremerton, WA
May 23: Chicago, IL (with Rep. Jan Schakowsky)