On November 6th, The Family Friendly Schools Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate to fund the lengthening of the school day from 3PM to 6PM for low income and working families who cannot afford after school childcare. This act seeks to add “electives in music, arts, athletics, writing, and engineering.” The bill is a rare chance to raise awareness about the importance and opportunity of after-school time learning in the arts. Urge your Senators to co-sponsor this act and show your support for after-school learning opportunities for low-income neighborhoods. Read more here including sample letter.