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Call your Senator now to tell them to vote AGAINST school vouchers for Washington D.C. at (202)225-3121.
Senate Committee has approved Vouchers for D.C.
It is not over yet. Please call Congress Now! Please Email Your Senator Now!!
Urge a Filibuster!!!
Action Needed as of Wednesday November 26, 2003Email Your Senator!!
Please Contact Members of Congress.
U.S. Senate Call Now!
Proponents in Congress plan to ignore the majority of Americans and push vouchers using underhanded tactics. The House passed the bill while Black members attended a scheduled presidential candidates debate!!!
Nov. 18 Call the Senate and urge a filibuster of the federal budget bill to oppose school vouchers.
Oct. 27. Call these Members. They can be reached through the Capital switchboard at 202-224-3121 or 225-3121. Please focus on Republicans, who are listed in the left column.
Full committee appointments—January 15, 2003.
Please call these Senators to Show Opposition to School Vouchers. They sit on the Appropriations committee and have votes key to defeating the amendment to the D.C. budget bill that funds a $13 million voucher program. While the Committee has cleared this bill; they will remain the key negotiators of the legislation as it proceeds through Congress.
Sept. 9 Call these Members.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) at 202-224-3841
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) at 202-224-3954
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) at 202-224-5824,
Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Mt.) at 202-224-2644,
Sen. Christopher Bond (R-Mo.) at 202-224-5721
Sen. Ben Campbell (R-Co) at 202-224-5852
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) at 202-224-4254.
Urge all Senate Appropriations members to oppose vouchers.
Urge Senate Democrats and Sen. Arlen Specter (R- Pa) to steadfastly oppose the voucher plan.
Urge the Senate to support Senator Durbin's amendments to eliminate the voucher plan for D.C..
Urge Senator Feinstein to reject vouchers and stand behind her 30 year record, D.C. residents and the Democratic colleagues who oppose vouchers.
- U.S. House of Representatives
Urge Members of the House to support the Norton and all amendments to oppose vouchers.
Is California GOVERNOR DAVIS' RECALL Helping the Push for a Voucher Plan in D.C.?
Sadly, long-time opponent
of school vouchers, Senator Dianne Feinstein, has become the swing vote in
the Senate Appropriations committee considering the voucher legislation. One
opinion is that her decision may be influenced by the shifting political
Republican Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) has joined the side of those seeking public funding only for public schools, rejecting public subsidies for private and parochial schools in part out of concern for discrimination on religious grounds. He is opposing school vouchers for D.C..
(The voucher proposals for Washington, D.C. all originate in the United States Congress. There has been no local legislation to implement the taxpayer funded private school subsidy plan. The are two major congressional plans in Congress to institute school vouchers for D.C. Both pieces of legislation would provide taxpayer funded grants to D.C. students to attend private schools. The private schools are not required to accept school vouchers; private schools are free to choose or reject students with vouchers just as they are those without. Voucher plans typically permit discrimination in admissions on gender, sexual orientation, disability bases and use federal funds to pay for religious instruction.)
See the Legislative Background of the DC voucher plans in Congress.