Nobody should ever be denied an education because they have a drug possession conviction. Your help is needed, RIGHT NOW, to keep Congress from passing a harmful and unjust law! The vote is happening today or tomorrow!
TAKE ACTION NOW!
1) MAKE THE CALL: Dial the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Ask for your representative’s office if you know his/her name. If you don’t, simply give the operator your address.
2) SPEAK YOUR MIND: When the receptionist in your representative’s office answers the phone, politely say: “My name is ________ and I’d like my representative to vote against Representative Souder’s Amendment to the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, which denies educational opportunities to students with minor drug possession convictions. Blocking access to education causes more drug problems and hurts the economy. Thank you.”
3) SPREAD THE WORD: Forward this message to everyone you know! CLICK HERE TO SHARE ON FACEBOOK-http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ssdp.org%2Furgent&t=URGENT+ACTION+Congress+Voting+on+Student+Drug+Penalty+TODAY
Twitter this URL: http://ssdp.org/urgent
You can also print out these quarter page phone scripts to hand out: Urgent HEA Action Phone Script (.doc file) – http://ssdp.org
MORE INFO: Earlier this year, Congressional Democrats did the right thing by adding language to SAFRA (Student Aid and Fiscal Reponsibility Act, HR 3221), which would ensure that students with drug possession convictions would no longer be denied financial aid for college. However, the Republican who created the financial aid ban (Rep. Souder) has launched a last minute campaign to keep his law in place! This will be a close vote, so every phone call counts. Your representative needs to hear from you!
*TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO VOTE NO ON THE SOUDER AMENDMENT TO SAFRA!!*