June 27, 2007

AU Action Alert: DC Vouchers

From Americans United for Separation of Church and State:
Urgent!
Call Your Representative Now to Oppose More Funding for DC Vouchers

Sources on the Hill have just informed us that Rep. Tom Davis may offer an amendment on the House floor to the Financial Services Appropriations bill that would increase funding for the Washington, DC private school voucher program. Congress implemented this federally-funded voucher program in 2004, despite overwhelming opposition from DC residents. Just a year later, a Department of Education Study found that 43% of vouchers in the program went to students who were already attending private schools.

Private schools should be funded with private funds. DC does not need more money for a private school voucher program.

Please call your Representative right away and urge him/her to vote against the Davis Amendment to the Financial Services Appropriations bill.

Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121

Suggested Message:

"I urge Representative _______ to VOTE NO on the Davis Amendment to the Financial Services Appropriations bill. Tax dollars should be used to support public education, not private school vouchers."

Thank you for your activism!

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