Take Action to Support Music Education. Write to Your Senator!
June 6, 2016
You are receiving this alert because your orchestra is located in the state of a Senator who will be considering funding levels for the U.S. Department of Education this week! On Thursday, June 9, the Senate Appropriations Committee will consider the first funding bill to implement the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act.
We are asking Senators to take the following actions to help close huge disparities in access to music education in our nation's schools as they consider funding levels in the FY17 Labor-Health and Human Services-Education appropriations bill:
- Support $30 million in funding for the Assistance for Arts Education Program
- Fully fund the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants Program
Please use the League's online email campaign to send a customized message to your Senator today.
Thank you for your ongoing advocacy in support of music education!