Monday, July 6, 2009

Action Needed! Urge Senate to Include "1% for Education"

On June 26, the House approved legislation designed to transform how the nation produces and utilizes energy, and efforts to shape the climate change bill now shift to the Senate. AACC is working with Second Nature, the Campaign for Environmental Literacy, and other organizations to encourage the Senate to include language in its bill that would dedicate “1% for Education” from the proceeds of carbon emissions allowances. This effort could result in the creation of a major funding source for workforce training and education at all levels.

Please join other college presidents in signing this draft letter to Senators Barbara Boxer and James Inhofe, the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee regarding the "1% for Education." The deadline for signatures has been extended until July 9.