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AFT Action Alert on Pell Grants

The House of Representatives approved an emergency spending bill that included $10 billion to save educator jobs and $5 billion for Pell Grants. It is now up to the Senate to do its part and approve the same level of assistance when it returns to Washington, D.C., this week.

It’s crunch time. Contact your senator today.

Due to unprecedented cuts, school districts across the country are contemplating hundreds of thousands of layoffs, larger class sizes, the elimination of summer school, shortened school days and weeks, and fewer programs to help the students who need it most. Access to higher education for disadvantaged students through Pell Grants is also being compromised due to a shortfall in funding.

Contact your senator today and urge him or her to put our students first.

They deserve better. Help them now by contacting your senator.