Your actions will determine our future.
On March 1, 2013, the across-the-board cuts
known as sequestration went into effect.For TRIO, this
translates into a $42 million funding cut and a potential loss of 40,000+ students for
program year 2013-2014. (These cuts will be piled on top of the cuts received
in years past.) For a detailed listing of the potential devastation by state, please click here. Unless Congress takes action, the first evidence of the
sequestration cuts will be seen in the Grant Award Notifications for Upward
Bound, which will be released in April or May of 2013. Therefore, TRIO
supporters must continue to convey this message to Congress in a loud voice — END SEQUESTRATION NOW!
INCREASE FUNDING FOR TRIO!
· Take time to call your congressional representatives and senators about ENDING SEQUESTRATION NOW! You can utilize the following script during your throwback Thursday call:
· EMAIL YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS AND PRESIDENT OBAMA BY CLICKING HERE AND SEND THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE:
· FACEBOOK OR TWEET CONGRESS — We encourage all TRIO supporters — particularly students, alumni, and program staff, to tweet messages to their legislators, such as the following:
o Under #Sequestration 40,000 students across the country will lose access to TRIO services this year. #SaveTRIO #TRIOWorks
o End #Sequestration — or 40,000 low-income students will no longer benefit from the TRIO programs. Tell Congress to reverse the cuts!
o Invest in education and programs that work. Help us #SaveTRIO [ insert Member Twitter handle ]. Support balance and reverse #Sequestration! #TRIOWorks
o Remember [ insert Member Twitter handle ] nearly 40,000 low-income students are counting on you to support a balanced approach to reverse #Sequestration! #SaveTRIO
o #Sequestration means a $42 million cut and 40,000 fewer TRIO students served! [ insert Member Twitter handle ] find a better solution! #SaveTRIO
· LET’S HAVE AN ALL-OUT COMMUNICATION BLITZ. Call, E-mail, Facebook, and Tweet our message to your congressional representatives and senators:
END SEQUESTRATION NOW and INCREASE FUNDING FOR TRIO
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