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 Alert #7: FY2016         
5/18/16


ALERT SUMMARY:

1.  PURVIEW:  State (not federal)

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

3.  TIMELINE:  Immediate  
 

SENATE AMENDMENT WILL BE FILED TO INCREASE ABE FUNDING TO $32.6 MILLION 

 

- The Senate Ways and Means budget for FY17 funds ABE at $30,524,866.

 

 

  

- Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Boston) will file an amendment to increase funding for ABE line item #7035-0002 to $32.6 million.  

 

- Although MCAE's budget request has been for $35 million, after consultation with Senator Chang-Diaz's office, it was decided that $32.6 million was more in line with state revenue growth and had a better chance of being successful. 


- Our goal is to have at least 15 of the 40 senators sign on as co-sponsors to Senator Chang-Diaz's amendment, and we need your help to make it happen!  

 

- Although Senators can sign on to co-sponsor up until the amendment is debated on the senate floor, we're in a stronger position if we have as many co-sponsors as possible when the amendment is filed tomorrow, May 19. 

 


PLEASE TAKE 5 MINUTES TO CALL YOUR SENATOR TODAY!
AMENDMENT FILING DEADLINE IS TOMORROW!

-  Please call the your senator (the one who represents you where you live).

 

-  Speak to an aide.

 

-  Identify yourself and say you are a constituent and registered voter (if you are registered).   

 

-  Urge your senator to sign on to Senator Chang-Diaz's amendment to fund the ABE line item #7035-0002 at $32.6 million.    

 

-  To sign on, Senators should email Nathanael Shea at Senator Chang-Diaz's office (nathanael.shea@masenate.gov) by 3:00 p.m. tomorrow, May 19.

 

If the Senator says he/she is part of the leadership and unable to sign on as a co-sponsor, urge the Senator to do everything possible to support the amendment during debate. 

 

- Even if you called your Senator earlier in the budget process, it is still vital that you call again today with this specific request.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

- To find
your senator, click here.

- To find your senator's telephone number, click here.

- For questions, email litvolma@aol.com . 

  

  

AS ALWAYS, PLEASE REMEMBER TO THANK YOUR SENATOR IF HE/SHE IS A CO-SPONSOR ANDTHANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO! 
 

 

NEXT MCAE PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING 
  
  May 20, 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