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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Update on Ed Jobs - ACTION NEEDED!

From the American School Counselor Association

There is a current amendment expected to be voted on by the Senate TOMORROW (Wed., Aug. 4) that would allocate an emergency $10 billion to save education jobs. The country is facing the elimination of over 100,000 educator jobs this Fall and this money would help stop the bleeding. The House has already passed a bill that would approve this spending and the President is committed to getting this passed as well. The money has been completely offset (meaning it is being taken from other programs that has not yet spent the money and isn't brand new money contributing to the national debt). The following Senators need some prodding - if you are from one of the following states, please call and/or email your Senator and urge them to vote YES on the Harkin/Murray amendment and help save educator jobs. Also, please blast this out to your memberships and other educators to help spread the word!

To send an email, just click on the hyperlink, it should take you directly to a contact form - please state that you are an educator and you desperately seek your senator's support for the $10 billion in Ed Jobs money. To call and leave a message please call the capitol switchboard, (202) 224-3121 ask to be connected to your senator's office and then ask to speak to the education legislative assistant. If you get a voicemail box, please leave a message! Please act now! This is a very timely message as the vote is likely to take place tomorrow morning. If you have any questions or problems with any of the links, please contact me directly at

AK - Murkowski -

AL - Shelby -

IN - Lugar -

MA - Scott Brown -

ME - Snowe & Collins  

MO - Bond -

NE - Ben Nelson -

OH - Voinovich -


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