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Advocacy for afterschool can happen in 2 minutes or last a lifetime

Congress is considering spending bills which will determine whether afterschool program funding is available to meet the needs of students, families and communities nationwide. Advocates have a major role to play to protect funding: See what you can do!

House and Senate Appropriations Committees and Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittees in the U.S. Congress will determine funding levels for upcoming fiscal year 2017 programs that directly support afterschool and summer learning programs, including the 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative and the Child Care Development Block Grant. Learn more and take action by emailing Congress to support afterschool—it only takes a moment of your time to make a difference. You can also get ideas for how to make a difference on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram in our social media tools. To maximize your impact, find your Representatives’ Twitter handles and tag them!

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