Now is the Time!

    Tell Congress to Protect Education Funding!

    March 1st is fast approaching and unless Congress acts that means all education programs, and many other important federal programs will be cut by 5.1% on March 2nd. We want to show Congress that the needs of our children are important to us by flooding the hill with messages asking Congress to stop cuts to education and other programs that are vital to children and youth with disabilities, their families and the professionals who work with them.

    How Can You Help?

    Send a letter to your members of Congress, and then click over to our Resources page to make your voice heard. We have sample tweets, Facebook posts, an op-ed and sample email text. Send a letter and tell your friends and colleagues about the need to stand up for children and youth with disabilities TODAY!

    jobsnotcutsEven though Congress and the Administration reached a deal on January 2, 2013 to avert the “fiscal cliff” it was only a temporary fix – Sequestration cuts are still looming.  In fact, these cuts will now begin on Mar. 1, 2013, and still effect most government programs – including education. Although the deal reduced the cuts for this year from 8.2% to 5.1% they are still set to impact our FY2013 IDEA allocations – the ones we get in July! These extreme cuts will impact every school in the nation – and according to CEC members who are local special education directors  – they will mean job losses. This will further hurt our ability to serve children and youth with disabilities appropriately. 

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    A temporary fix is not enough. Tell Congress: Stop Cutting Education. Protect our investments in children, youth and education.

    Send a letter to Congress via CEC's Legislative Action Center. After you send your letter– tell your friends, family and colleagues. Send them an email with the link (it’s easy!) and ask them to speak out for children too! Tweet a link and post our message on FB. There are samples below to help you get started. Only together can we make a difference. Join us TODAY!