Bob Bennett (R-UT): Amber Sechrist, (202) 224-5444, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Webb (D-VA): Maribel Ramos, (202) 224-4024, email@example.com
Mark Warner (D-VA): Elizabeth Falcone, (202) 224-2023, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Cantwell (D-WA): Janel George, (202) 224-3441, email@example.com
Joe Manchin (D-WV): Chris Gould, (202) 224-3954, Chris_Gould@Manchin.senate.gov
Jay Rockefeller (D-WV): Barbara Pryor, (202) 224-6472, firstname.lastname@example.org
Herb Kohl (D-WI): Jessah Foulk, (202) 224-5653, email@example.com
Russ Feingold (D-WI): Mike Schmidt, (202) 224-5323, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE FOLLOWING LETTER IS FOR YOUR USE:
Dear [staffer name],
On behalf of 91,000 National Board Certified Teachers nationwide, we ask that [Senator name] VOTE YES on the FY2011 Omnibus Appropriations Bill and protect critical national education funding for students and families.
Unlike the year-long FY2011 Continuing Resolution passed by the House that eliminates federal funding for National Board, the FY2011 Omnibus Appropriations Bill would preserve support for National Board and the following other well-established, effective national programs: Center for Civic Education, Close Up Foundation, Communities In Schools, Cooperative Education Exchange Program, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National History Day, National Writing Project, New Leaders for New Schools, Project GRAD, Reach Out and Read, Reading is Fundamental, Teach For America, and VSA – The International Organization on Arts and Disability. These programs are proven by scientifically-based independent research to work. Their results are public and they have stringent accountability systems. Please see attached letter signed by the Presidents and CEOs of each of these organizations for further background.