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TRIO CALL TO ACTION: IMMEDIATE ACTION IS NEEDED

posted Dec 9, 2011, 12:13 PM by Stephen Thompson   [ updated Dec 9, 2011, 12:14 PM ]

Dear SAEOPPians and TASPians,

 

Over the next 10 days, party leaders within Congress are going to make the final decision with regard to FY 2012 funding for TRIO and other education programs. Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees indicated their willingness to level-fund TRIO for FY 2012 - we know that this will mean CRITICAL LOSSES to our students and programs. We cannot let this happen. Therefore, we need ALL SAEOPPIANS to contact the following individuals:

 

Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY): https://halrogersforms.house.gov/Contact/ContactForm.htm (202) 225-5916

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC): https://clyburn.house.gov/contact-me/email-me (202) 225-3315

 

Please utilize the e-mail link only if you are within the person's district.

All others are asked to call the phone number listed. 

AGAIN, ALL SAEOPPIANS ARE NEEDED TO PARTICIPATE 

 

Below are the points you MUST CONVEY:

  • Level-funding for TRIO in FY 2012 is NOT acceptable.
  • Level-funding TRIO means cutting several thousand students and eliminating several hundred programs in the Summer and Fall of 2012.
  • TRIO as a constituency - including Americans of all races and backgrounds - will hold Congress accountable for what happens to these programs.
  • FUND TRIO AT $920.1 MILLION in FY 2012.

Please pass this alert on to your parents, students, alumni, and other supporters of TRIO in your area and get them involved. 

 

Sincerely,

Tracy Lyons 

SAEOPP President

 

Jeanne Stokes

TASP President

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