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 Alert #4: FY2016         
4/14/16


ALERT SUMMARY:

1.  PURVIEW:  State (not federal)

2.  LEVEL OF MOBILIZATION:  everyone --  students, staff, volunteers, other supporters 

3.  TIMELINE:  Immediate  
 

FY 17 HOUSE BUDGET PROPOSES  

CUT TO ABE!

 

- The House Ways and Means Committee released their FY17 budget proposal yesterday and cut the ABE line item.

  

 

- Working with MCAE, Representative Robert Koczera  (D- New Bedford) will file an amendment to increase funding for ABE line item #7035-0002 to $35.0 million.

 

WE NEED YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE TO CO-SPONSOR REP. KOCZERA'S AMENDMENT! 

-  Please call or email your state representative immediately and urge him/her to sign-on as a co-sponsor to Rep. Koczera's amendment.   .

Our goal is to have 60 co-sponsors!  The more co-sponsors we have, the better our chance for the amendment to be successful in the budget debate.  

To sign-on, your representative should contact Kate Miller ( kate.miller@mahouse.gov) at Rep. Koczera's office (617-722-2582) by 10 a.m. on Friday, April 15 when Rep. Koczera will file his amendment. 

 

Although representatives can sign-on as co-sponsors up until the amendment is debated on the floor, it will have more impact if your representative signs on by the Friday deadline.    

   
-  To find your state representative.

PLEASE ACT NOW!
 
Please call your state representative's office today and keep calling until you reach him/her or an aide!

-  The House budget debate begins on April 25, but we urge you to contact your representative now -- before the House recess week and school vacation week, both of which begin on April 18.

-   Once you've made your call, please contact info@mcae.net to let us know if your representative made a commitment to you to sign onto the amendment as a co-sponsor so we can keep count of our sponsors.
 
Thank you so much!

 

NEXT MCAE PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING 
  
  April 15, 2016

 

 10 a.m. to 12 noon 

 

World Education
44 Farnsworth St - 7th fl
Boston, MA

via videoconference:
Picknelly Education Center, Holyoke, MA

 

contact George Kohout  for exact room location