Final Notice- Urge the Senate to Act to Improve Career and Technical Education

Please join us in sending a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate HELP Committee, calling for a timely reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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Cosponsor H.R. 4013, the 2020 American Census Investment Act

The upcoming 2020 decennial census required by the Constitution is anticipated to be the largest and most digitally advanced count in US history.  Despite these expectations, the Census Bureau’s planning and preparation cycle has
been severely hindered by unfulfilled budget requests, forcing the delay and even cancelation of critical testing of new cost saving technology.  Without that testing the coming Census is at serious risk of failure.
That is why we are urging you to cosponsor the 2020 American Census Investment Act, which will provide the Census Bureau the funding it needs now to conduct an accurate and cost-effective 2020 Census.

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Urge Secretary DeVos to Assist Federal Student Loan Borrowers in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Affected by Hurricanes Maria and Irma

Please join us in sending the letter below to Secretary DeVos urging her to do more to help federal student loan borrowers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as they cope with the aftermath of Hurricanes Maria and Irma. To date, the Department has
only provided guidance on its website urging those affected to contact their student loan servicers to ask that they be placed in forbearance, even though interest will continue to accrue on the loan during the temporary forbearance. Given that both Puerto
Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands continue to experience widespread power outages and little-to-no ability to communicate, this is not an option. The Department should provide immediate assistance in proportion to the devastation caused by these two storms.
That is why we are calling on Secretary DeVos to:

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Keep Jobs in the United States: Cosponsor the End Outsourcing Act

For too long, our tax code has incentivized companies to outsource American jobs instead of investing in workers and communities here in the United States. We give corporations who ship American jobs overseas a free pass while workers suffer the consequences.
Instead of rewarding companies that relocate to other countries, we should use our tax code to incentivize firms to invest in our communities and to put workers back to work.

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