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The Education for All Act would put the full power of the U.S. government behind helping all girls and boys get back in the classroom.

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Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 1:37 am
Get girls back in the classroom
More than 32 million girls are out of school, according to the World Bank. Women, in turn, make up 65 percent of the nearly 1 billion people who cannot read or write.

Every girl forced out of the classroom is a girl we have failed.

The Education for All Act would put the full power of the U.S. government behind helping all girls and boys get back in the classroom.

Please tell your Representative that you can't wait for them to co-sponsor the Education for All Act, not when so many young children are losing their chance to learn.

The Message:

I'm writing as a constituent and as a supporter of the poverty fighting organization CARE.

Please co-sponsor H.R. 2780, the Education for All Act, reintroduced this year by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA).

Today, there are 57 million young children and 69 million adolescents who are kept from getting an education. More than half of them are girls.

No country has been able to reach sustained economic growth without achieving near universal primary education. Unfortunately, that hasn't been possible for millions, particularly girls in remote or poor areas, child laborers, those with disabilities, victims of sex trafficking, and children who are orphaned or impacted by HIV/AIDS.

I strongly urge you to co-sponsor the Education for All Act to help address that injustice and help create a more secure, economically strong world.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Jason B. (142)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 1:56 am
Signed, Thanks

Giana Peranio-Paz (407)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:06 am
Noted and signed.

Emma S. (240)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:13 am
Done! Thanks, Beverly.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:30 am
Education for all, all over the world!
Thank you Beverly :)

natasha salgado (717)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:41 am

Danuta Watola (1264)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 3:17 am

Candy L. (473)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 3:28 am
Signed & Tweeted, Thanks

Autumn Away S. (151)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:20 pm
signed and noted, Thanks Beverly

Rose Becke (142)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 3:08 pm
Signed Bev

Dandelion G. (386)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 4:31 pm
You just sent a letter to your Representative about making sure that all children, even those who live in poverty or in a crisis region, have a place in a classroom.

Carole K. (200)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 11:43 am
Noted & signed. TY, Beverly!

S S. (0)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 11:55 am
Thank you.

Christeen Anderson (659)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 12:24 pm

Birgit W. (159)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 12:50 pm
Thank you.

David C. (241)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 1:18 pm

David R. (0)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 1:40 pm

Katie and Bill D. (115)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 4:09 pm
Signed * Thank You Beverly

Ellen Kent (0)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 6:09 pm

Esther Z. (94)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 7:36 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Beverly.

Sonny Honrado (5)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 11:01 pm

Colleen L. (3)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 11:18 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Beverly

Inge Bjorkman (188)
Friday October 11, 2013, 2:03 am
Sent the letter


Karen Kersten-Chestney (112)
Friday October 11, 2013, 2:28 am
Children are our FUTURE ---They deserve & need quality Education ! ----Petition---noted---and---signed.

Ben Oscarsito (259)
Friday October 11, 2013, 7:42 am
Done. "Education; -The most powerful weapon for World change!"
(Nelson Mandela)

Winn Adams (203)
Friday October 11, 2013, 11:59 am

Hugo L. (255)
Friday October 11, 2013, 4:01 pm
Noted & signed, thanks Beverly

Mary T. (357)
Friday October 11, 2013, 10:57 pm
signed & noted -thank you Beverly

Vrishni S. (0)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 9:18 am
Yes this is so important, education is a human right.

kate K. (482)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 10:30 am
Noted :-)

Jason Flint (5)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 12:42 pm
signed and noted
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