Monday, April 14, 2008

RIF's "Dear Colleague" Campaign a Success!

In the latest newsletter from RIF, there was a little good news! Many Senators and Congresspeople have signed a letter requesting that the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program be fully funded. The Bush Administration, in their infinite wisdom, has decided to de-fund this vital program that brings books to underprivileged kids.

Thanks in part to the efforts of 11,000 RIF friends writing more than 45,000 letters and e-mails to Congress, 150 U.S. Representatives and 49 U.S. Senators signed the Dear Colleague letter urging support for continuing RIF’s federal funding. That’s more than a third of the House and nearly half of the Senate! This is a critical milestone for RIF’s funding campaign.

If your Representative has not signed the letter please urge them to do so. You can find the name of your congress members with I just called my congress person, E. Towns (D-NY 10th), because he has not signed the letter (not surprisingly).


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