The deadline for U.S. representatives to join the letter is next Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
Monarch Housing Associates is joining the National Alliance to End Homelessness’advocacy efforts around this sign-on letter. We need to get as many representatives’ signatures as possible on this letter, and we need your help! To see if your representative has already joined the letter, click here, this list will be regularly updated.
You can also see if your representative joined a similar letter last November by clicking here. Representative Pascrell was the only U.S. Representative to join last November’s letter – let’s try to get NJ’s whole delegation to sign on to this letter!
If you have already sent your letter to your Members of Congress requesting support for a funding level of $2.231 billion for HUD’s McKinney-Vento programs – thank you! More than 150 letters have been sent already, but more are needed!
If you have NOT yet reached out to your congressional offices in the past two weeks:
Representatives can join the letter by contacting Sean Gard in her office at (202) 225-4572.
If they say they cannot join the letter, ask if they will submit a “programmatic request” in support of providing the Administration’s requested $2.231 billion for HUD’s McKinney-Vento programs in FY 2013.
Let us know about the offices you contacted and what they said by emailing Kate Seif at the National Alliance to End Homelessness or Kate Kelly at Monarch Housing Associates.
If you’ve ALREADY sent a letter to your congressional offices in the past two weeks:
Follow up your note and ask if they will join Rep. Moore’s sign-on letter by contacting Sean Gard in her office at (202) 225-4572.
If they say they cannot join the letter, ask if they will submit a programmatic request in support of providing the Administration’s requested $2.231 billion for HUD’s McKinney-Vento programs in FY 2013.
Let us know which offices you contacted, what they said, and how many letters you sent!
Remember, we’re trying to send 500 letters by Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
Joining the sign-on letter provides an easier way for Members of Congress to include funding for HUD’s McKinney-Vento programs in their list of official funding priorities. If offices are unable/unwilling to join the letter, they can be just as helpful by including this funding request in their official list of priorities. Please note that we expect a similar sign-on letter to begin circulating in the Senate shortly. We will keep you posted once it does so.
Click here to read Monarch’s previous post about letters to our representatives advocating for the 17% proposed increase in McKinney Funding.