Without Your Help, Next 36 Hours Could Mean End for Pell Grants

In her new column for “America’s Tomorrow: Equity in a Changing Nation,” PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell addresses our nation’s growing racial and generation gap and its impact on social, educational and economic policies, citing three critical programs that would “help provide a boost to the next generation.”

One of those programs is now in danger of being cut permanently, and needs our help.

Within the next 36 hours, the Federal Pell Grant Program – which provides needs-based grants for low-income college-bound students – could get cut as a result of ongoing debt-ceiling discussions on Capitol Hill. Such cuts would prove devastating for young people across the country in need of quality and affordable education options. Especially those in low-income areas and communities of color.

But it’s not too late.

Today, The Education Trust, a national organization dedicated to closing America’s opportunity and achievement gaps, launched an important petition calling us all to action by urging President Obama to protect Pell Grant funding. You can visit here to read and sign the pledge on Change.org.

Make your voice heard. Join the fight to save Pell.

One Response to “Without Your Help, Next 36 Hours Could Mean End for Pell Grants”

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    "We the people" standin together for the educational futue of OUR CHILDREN and ALL GENERATIONS TO COME will not allow CAREER POLITICIANS and OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS now and never TO PLAY POLITICAL GAMES WITH OUR EDUCATION DOLLARS< OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM OR THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND THE EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN AND THEIR FUTURE. WE WILL MARCH TOGETHER FOR EDUCATION and the DOLLARS NEEDED FOR OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
    DO NOT TEST OR PLAY GAMES WITH THE RESOLVE OF THE PEOPLE.

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