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 Alert #9: FY2016         
5/20/16


ALERT SUMMARY:

1.  PURVIEW:  State (not federal)

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

3.  TIMELINE:  Immediate  
 

AMENDMENTS #249 AND #150 FILED TO INCREASE ABE FUNDING  

 

- Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Boston) has filed Amendment #249 to increase funding for ABE line item #7035-0002 by $2.1 million from $30.5 million to $32.6 million. 
   

 - In addition to Senator Chang-Diaz, the following Senators have signed on as co-sponsors to date:

  • Brownsberger, William (D-Belmont)
  • Eldridge, Jamie (D-Acton)
  • L'Italien, Barbara (D-Andover)
- Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) has also filed Amendment #150 to increase funding for the ABE line item by $500,000 to $31.5 million.  
 

-  In addition to Senator Eldridge, the following Senators have signed on as co-sponsors to date:

  • Chang-Diaz, Sonia (D-Boston)
  • Brownsberger, William (D-Belmont) 

JUST 5 MINUTES
CAN MEAN MORE FUNDING FOR ABE.

PLEASE CALL YOUR SENATOR TODAY!

-   We have a better chance of being successful if we have more co-sponsors for the amendments.

-   If your Senator is not a co-sponsor of these amendments and you haven't called him/her yet, please call today and speak to an aide.

-   Urge your Senator to support both amendments (#249 and #150) to increase ABE funding in the Senate budget.

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

-  Senators can sign on as a co-sponsor until the amendment is brought to the floor for debate. 

Debate begins on May 24 (Tuesday) so please call today. 
FIND YOUR SENATOR 

- To find your Senator, click here.

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

- For questions, email litvolma@aol.com 
 
THANK YOU!

 

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