, the Senate will likely vote on the Coburn amendment, amendment #4697 to Senate bill S. 510. If passed, this amendment would ban all directed Congressional funding for three years, and in the process would eliminate funding for the National Writing Project and a dozen other worthy educational programs. Funding would be eliminated despite the National Writing Project's authorized status.
Please join with education groups across the country in helping to defeat this amendment. Please call your Senators and urge them to vote NO on Coburn amendment #4697 to S. 510. If you have already called, please call again. We urge you to call (rather than email) your Senators’ Washington DC offices to make sure your voice is counted.
The message is simple and quick - “Vote No on the Coburn amendment.” You can find your Senate office phone numbers here: Senate Phone Numbers.