Day of Action: Call, Write, Tweet and Post to Stop Cuts to CTE
December 7, 2012
are now only weeks away from devastating, across-the-board cuts to essential
education and workforce training programs. If Washington does not act soon, our
economy will go over a fiscal cliff with terrible consequences. Perkins could
be facing a $92 million cut under sequestration beginning on January 2, 2013!
ACTE is working with a large coalition of organizations representing health
care, education, job training, public safety and other vital programs who are
urging Congress to prevent these drastic cuts. You can help to prevent these
December 10, please join us for a national day of
action. Reach out to your Members of Congress and ask them to support a
balanced approach to deficit reduction that does not include further cuts to
CTE! Take just five minutes to make your voice heard on this important issue.
You can find more information on our sequestration web page.
Tweets: (insert your legislator’s Twitter
- @SpeakerBoehner funding
for #CareerTechEd is critical to keeping US’s economy moving in the right
direction! Stop sequestration now! #NoMoreCuts
- #Sequestration will
mean $92 million less for #CareerTechEd funding in 2013 and over 1 million
fewer students served! #NoMoreCuts
- @SenatorReid my
#CareerTechEd students can’t afford another cut! We need a balanced approach
to sequestration! #NoMoreCuts
- #Sequestration means an
8.2% cut to #CareerTechEd in 2013. @MitchMcConnell support a balanced
Talking Points: (For use on Facebook and calls to
- This January, essential
programs that benefit a range of important services including education,
job training and career and technical education will face
devastating cuts through sequestration.
- For career and
technical education specifically, these cuts will mean $92 million less in
funding for programs at public schools, area CTE centers and community
colleges. This will result in over 1 million fewer students served.
- Funding for CTE is
critical to keeping US’s economy moving in the right direction, preparing
youth and adults for 21st century careers.
- I ask that [Insert your
Member of Congress] work to find a bipartisan, balanced approach to
deficit reduction that does not include further cuts to essential programs
such as CTE.
Who We Are
The Association for Career
and Technical Education is the nation’s largest not-for-profit
education association dedicated to the advancement of education that
prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Founded in 1926, ACTE
has more than 25,000 members; career and technical educators,
administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in
planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the
secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. ACTE provides advocacy,
public awareness and access to information on career and technical
education, professional development and tools that enable members to be
successful and effective leaders.
What We Do
ACTE is committed to enhancing the job performance and satisfaction of
its members; to increasing public awareness and appreciation for career
and technical programs; and to assuring growth in local, state and
federal funding for these programs by communicating and working with
legislators and government leaders.
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