The U.S. House of Representatives is about to take an important vote on education-make sure your voice is heard.

MICHIGAN PTA ACTION ALERT:

Today is an important day! After 7 years of inaction, Congress is currently considering an amendment to fund Statewide Family Engagement Centers. This bipartisan amendment would provide $10 million in critical resources for states and school districts to engage parents and families in their children’s education. The best way to make your voice heard is to call your Representative TODAY-it takes just a minute and will make a big impact.

Talking points and call-in information can be found at http://www.pta.org/TakesAction

Below are some helpful talking points to guide your call.

Talking Points for Calling your Representative
My name is___. I live at ___ and I am a member of the Michigan PTA.
Michigan PTA and I urge Representative ____ to vote yes for the bipartisan Statewide Family Engagement Centers amendment (DeSaulnier-Thompson #166) to fund the program at $10 million in fiscal year 2018.
Passing the amendment to fund Statewide Family Engagement Centers at $10 million would provide states with critical resources to engage parents and families in their children’s education.
Research shows that schools would need to increase spending by more than $1,000 per pupil to gain the same results as effective family engagement practices which Statewide Family Engagement Centers can support.
Can I count on Representative ___ to vote yes for this important bipartisan amendment for all children and families?

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