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Day of Action: Call, Write, Tweet and Post to Stop Cuts to CTE

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December 7, 2012

By: Mitch

We 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 cuts!

Monday, 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.

TAKE ACTION:

Sample Tweets: (insert your legislator’s Twitter name)

  • @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 approach! #NoMoreCuts

Sample Talking Points: (For use on Facebook and calls to congressional offices)

  • 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.

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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.

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