Hands Off Public Education Funding!

Trump is often compared to a child, which is incredibly disrespectful – to children, that is. Trump’s full proposed FY18 budget, released on Tuesday, cuts 9.2 billion from public education slashing higher education student aid, Medicaid, after-school support for deserving students, special education, and teacher training.

The budget cuts the legs out from many important programs but in particular those that held the nation’s most vulnerable, to fund tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, sheesh. While there’s little chance the budget as a whole will pass in this form, there is a risk that some parts of it will.

Do you have or know a child in public school? Then you need to let your Members know they need to keep their #HandsOff our public education.

Here’s how:

1. Call your three Members of Congress.* Find their information by going to the Wall-Of-Us site and logging in if you’re not already. Here’s a script for when you call. (5-10 minutes)

2. Personal stories move policy. Share your story of how public education has helped you or a child you know. Or tweet your story using #HandsOffEducation and #WallofUs hashtags. (5-15 minutes)

Amelia Miazad is an Afghan-born American lawyer, entrepreneur, and educator. Amelia has a law degree from Berkeley Law and has practiced law as Senior Counsel in a firm, founded non-profits, and led educational programs, initiatives, and social enterprises. Amelia is currently conducting research and developing curriculum on the role of the lawyer in advancing corporate social responsibility, an initiative which she founded at Berkeley Law. An eternal optimist, Amelia believes in the power of collective action and looks forward to building the wall-of-us together.  Amelia’s is a founding team member of WALL-OF-US who leads strategic vision and content development.

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