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May 14, 2013
Protect Pregnant and Parenting Students
Show your support for the Pregnant and Parenting Students Access to Education Act, legislation aimed at improving graduation rates among secondary school students ...
April 24, 2013
Ask Your Senator to Support YouthBuild in FY14 Budget
YouthBuild needs more support in the FY14 budget - act today!
November 15, 2012
A Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction
With a fiscal cliff looming in the not-so-distant future, it's important to keep one thing in mind: what we do now will impact our children for decades to come.
September 5, 2012
One Step from a Children's Cabinet in California
Calling all Californians! Governor Brown has a bill on his desk that would create California's first children's cabinet. Please take a moment to urge the ...
June 26, 2012
Stop Student Loan Rates From Doubling
Interest rates on new subsidized Stafford Loans are set to double on July 1, 2012 - ask your members of Congress to act now to ensure that doesn't happen.
June 4, 2012
Support Early Education Funding
Funding for child care, Head Start, and Early Head Start is at risk for budget cuts. With your help, we can show a broad base of national, state, and local ...
April 24, 2012
National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing
Organizations have teamed up--and encourage yours to as well-- to call on Congress and Administration to overhaul ESEA, reduce the testing mandates, promote multiple ...
April 4, 2012
"Student Debt Bomb" Alert: Sign on to Support Know Before You Owe
Noting that two-thirds of private student loan borrowers were not aware of the dramatic difference between federal student loans and risky, higher-interest, private ...
March 29, 2012
Make the DREAM Act Come True
Your action today could make all the difference for young immigrants tomorrow. Stand up for human rights -- urge Congress to vote "Yes" on the DREAM Act.
February 21, 2012
Help All Homeless Kids – HR32
The Homeless Children and Youth Act, HR32, would make it easier for homeless children, youth, and families to receive homeless assistance, no matter where they happen ...
February 7, 2012
Tell Sallie Mae: Stop the Unemployment Penalty
A college student's petition gone viral asking student loan company Sallie Mae to stop charging forebearance fees to unemployed students wishing to avoid default.
January 31, 2012
Ask the Right Questions. Demand Real Answers.
The majority of Americans rank children and youth among their top political priorities. It’s time our elected officials listened. A recent study found that ...
January 6, 2012
Stand Up in Support of Expanded Learning Time in Our High-Poverty Schools
Speak up today in favor of ensuring that our high-poverty schools have the support and flexibility necessary to expand learning time for their students!
December 8, 2011
Kids 2012: Get the Candidates Talking About Kids!
Help get child and youth issues on the platform for the 2012 election!
December 2, 2011
Washington Just Made It A Little Easier to Help Young People
Washington just made it easier for people and organizations to share important data about young people – data that will help improve services and supports.
November 2, 2011
Super Social Media for Super Committee Action
Join--or start your own!--a movement to use social media to urge members of the Super Committee to protect kids. We have all the committee members' ...
October 26, 2011
Save Student Aid: Sign a Statement of Support
Tough budget decisions in DC have put pressure on all federal spending, but cutting student aid, a long-term investment in our nation’s future, doesn’t ...
October 25, 2011
Senate Blocks Bill to Hire Teachers and First Responders
The Senate last week blocked a bill to provide states and local governments with $35 billion to hire teachers and first responders. Take action and sign the petition ...
October 17, 2011
Take Action: Support Federal Funding for Afterschool & Summer Programs
As the budget is on the chopping block in Congress, now is the time to make the case for support and funding of school and community based before-school, afterschool ...
October 3, 2011
Invest in Kids, Support School Modernization!
Investments in the future, including school modernization, is key to our economic recovery. The most important long-term investment we make as a country is in ...
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