April 12 is National Budget Call-in Day

With a little luck and a lot of coordination, thousands of people from all over the country will flood Congressional phone lines Tuesday, April 12, to ask their Senators and Representative to adopt a budget resolution that sets the right priorities by watching out for children, the elderly and the most vulnerable members of our communities.

It's easy. It's fast.  And your participation is vital.  Call 1-800-247-2971.  Let your Members of Congress know you teach and are entrusted with America's most precious resource: children.  As one of America's most trusted messengers, teachers and other education professionals have a compelling story based on experience and dedication.  Let your elected officials know what's at stake.  Remind them that schools are the best ticket to success for our students, our communities and our nation.

Action Needed

  • Call 1-800-247-2971 or send an e-mail on April 12 and remind your Senators and Representative to pass a budget resolution that reflects the right priorities and protects children, the elderly, people with disabilities and families.  If the line is busy, call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121, or find your Senators' direct line at www.senate.gov.
  • Speak from your heart about what you know best: the urgent needs of America's children and public schools. 
  • Share this message with your colleagues, neighbors, families and friends. Your calls are urgently needed!

State Action Needed

State employee health insurance hike: Ask your state representative and senator to restore the 85/15 split.