Advocacy in Action (8/4/20) - Take Action Today on COVID Relief, E-Rate, and Legislator Introductions

By Alison Maley posted 08-07-2020 13:48


August 4, 2020

K—12 schools across the country desperately need Congress to act before its August recess and provide significant additional emergency COVID-19 relief funding before the start of the 2020-21 school year.


Now is the time for school leaders to contact their senators and representatives and urge them to support the emergency funding that schools desperately need. Time is running out.



Additionally, as Congress considers additional emergency funding measures to address the crisis, national education groups like NASSP are asking for $4 billion in additional E-Rate funding to provide adequate support for those students.


Contact your legislators and the FCC to allow E-Rate to fund home internet access for students, in addition to schools and libraries.



The easiest way to begin to influence public policy is to develop a relationship with your local legislators. IPA makes this easy by providing an introductory email to your members of the Illinois General Assembly and Congress to introduce yourself and invite them to visit your school.


Take the first step in building that relationship today.


Illinois Principals Association

2940 Baker Drive

Springfield, IL 62703


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