Urgent Action Needed!!!

posted Dec 17, 2010, 12:47 PM by Kentucky Trio   [ updated Dec 17, 2010, 1:14 PM ]
President Obama and his staff are currently drafting the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Budget Proposal for the Department of Education, which includes the TRIO programs. In his past two budget proposals, President Obama has level-funded TRIO. This can not happen again! Over the holiday break and through the New Year, I ask that EVERY supporter of TRIO write and call the White House with one simple message:

President Obama, you must propose an increase of $100 million for TRIO for FY 2012!

To get this message to the President, you must do two things – call the White House and leave this message “President Obama, you must propose an increase of $100 million for TRIO for FY 2012!” at 202-456-1111.

Next, please write the President at the following link -- http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact -- and fill in the exact same message: “President Obama, you must propose an increase of $100 million for TRIO for FY 2012!”

The final step is to recruit ten other people to email and phone the exact same message over the holiday break. This will only take a few moments of your time but your outreach could affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of TRIO students. Recruit your parents, relatives, friends, and anyone else who would call or write!