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Urgent: Unite for Increased Head Start Funding
Posted By:  Adam Marcum
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

National Head Start Association

Earlier this year, the House passed an appropriations bill that would provide an additional $1.5 billion for Head Start, if enacted into law. With a budget deal in place, the Senate is just now beginning the work to write their bills.

Right now, it is essential that Senators hear from advocates, families, providers, educators, and other constituents about the importance of increasing funding for Head Start at a level that meets or exceeds the House number.

This funding would make critical investments in cost-of-living adjustments for staff, support for challenging behaviors in the classroom, and increasing services to infants and toddlers.

With critical decisions being made when members return to D.C. in September, now is the prime opportunity to make sure our voices are heard - we need to act now.

NHSA is hosting a Twitter storm all day today, August 7th with many national groups to #UniteforHeadStart and ask Congress to increase Head Start funding.

How can you help?

1. Go to SupportHeadStart.org and enter your zip code to find the twitter accounts of your two senators.

2. Use one of our suggested posts or graphics to show your support for increased Head Start funding. Make sure you use #UniteforHeadStart and tag your senators!

3. After you’ve taken action, get the word out to your friends, family, and colleagues. Share what is happening today with every Head Start advocate you know.
Ask them to share the following posts on Twitter or Facebook
Ask them to join the Families Unite for Head Start campaign by joining the Facebook group or adding their name on our website.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Families Unite hotline at (703) 739-7557 or email us at advocacy@nhsa.org. Together we can ensure all vulnerable children, families, and communities have what they need to succeed.





 

 

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