FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2018
Jennifer Rigg, Executive Director
Ariel Brown, Youth Engagement & Communications Associate
Washington, D.C. - From April 22 to April 28, 2018, Global Campaign for Education-US will celebrate its 15th Global Action Week for Education! This year’s Global Action Week for Education theme focuses on Citizen Participation and Accountability for Sustainable Development Goal 4.
Thanks to the advocacy efforts of citizens, on March 23, 2018, Congress passed a spending bill for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18), which protects global education support and increases Global Partnership for Education funding by $12.5 million.
Despite this encouraging support from Congress, in February 2018, the United States Administration proposed a 30% cut to the International Affairs budget, which would undercut global education initiatives worldwide. Please act today to protect children and youth around the world in need of quality education.
Other Actions To Take:
1. Create a photo or video petition and tweet it to your Members of Congress. You can take a symbolic walk to represent the millions of children who cannot access school, take a photo or video and tweet it to your Members of Congress. You can also share the photo or video on the GCE-US Facebook page.
2. Please join us for our twitter chats from April 23 to April 27, 2018, and for our global education workshop on April 26, 2018. Register at: http://bit.ly/GAWE18CHATS
The Global Campaign for Education-US (GCE-US) is a broad-based coalition of over 80 organizational members dedicated to ensuring universal quality education.
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