Call, Write, Tweet and Post to Fight Cuts to CTE
February 13, 2013
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, Perkins could be facing a
huge cut under sequestration beginning on March 1, 2013! ACTE is working with a
large coalition of organizations representing health care, education, job
training, public safety and other vital programs which are urging Congress to
prevent these drastic cuts. You can help to prevent these cuts too!
Thursday, February 14, 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!
Sample Tweets: (insert
your legislator’s Twitter name)
- @SpeakerBoehner funding
for #CareerTechEd is critical to keeping our economy moving in the right
direction! Stop sequestration now! #NoMoreCuts
will mean a big reduction in funding for #CareerTechEd in 2013 and will
hurt 12 million students! #NoMoreCuts
- @SenatorReid my
#CareerTechEd students can’t afford another cut! We need a balanced
approach to sequestration! #NoMoreCuts
means a big cut to #CareerTechEd in 2013. @MitchMcConnell
support a balanced approach! #NoMoreCuts
Sample Talking Points: (For use on Facebook and calls to
March 1, essential programs that benefit a range of important services
including education, job training and career and technical education will
face devastating cuts through sequestration.
career and technical education specifically, this cut will mean a huge
reduction in funding for programs at public schools, area CTE centers and
community and technical colleges this year and will hurt 12 million CTE
students across the country.
for CTE is critical to keeping the US economy moving in the right
direction, preparing youth and adults for 21st century careers.
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.