Advocate on Social Media to Restore Perkins Funding
January 2, 2014
Advocate on Social
Media to Restore Perkins Funding
the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which will restore most of the
sequestration cuts for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, Congress has now turned its
attention to creating an appropriations bill that will set funding levels for individual
programs like Perkins. The House and Senate Labor, Health and Human Services
and Education appropriations subcommittees, which have jurisdiction over
funding for education and workforce development programs, will determine
which individual programs get funding restored within the overall total
ACTE and the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical
Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) sent a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the appropriations
subcommittees, urging them to restore funding for Perkins to the
pre-sequestration level as part of the FY 2014 appropriations bill. ACTE
will continue to work with the committees to ensure that Perkins funding
is restored, but they need to hear from you too!
with lawmakers through Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets is a
quick and easy way to spread the message of restoring Perkins funding! Click on
the names of the members of the House and Senate appropriations subcommittees
to find information on contacting them through social media. Take just a few
minutes to send a tweet, post on Facebook or share our funding infographic.
- @senatorharkin funding
for #CareerTechEd is critical to keeping our economy moving in the right
direction! Restore Perkins CTE funding!
it is time to make investing in #CareerTechEd a top priority in FY 2014
- @jerrymoran support
my #CareerTechEd students by restoring Perkins CTE funding to pre-sequestration
level in FY 2014 appropriations bill!
- Funding for the Perkins CTE Act
supports career and technical education that serves millions of students
at high schools, tech centers and community colleges across the
- Sequestration cut Perkins funding by $58
million in the 2013-14 school year alone. It is time to make investing in
CTE a top priority!
- I urge you to restore Perkins CTE funding to the
pre-sequestration level in the FY 2014 appropriations bill!