On March 28, sixty-eight U.S. Representatives signed a bipartisan “Dear Colleague” letter in support of funding for the McKinney-Vento Act’s Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) programs. To see if your U.S. Representative signed the letter, download it here.

Action Needed:

Please contact your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative in support of the only two federal programs specifically targeted to supporting homeless children and youth – the McKinney-Vento Act’s Education for Homeless Children and Youth program (EHCY) and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) programs.

 

  1. Meet with your Members of Congress, or their staff, when they are back in the district during the upcoming district work periods. If you’d like advice on setting up a meeting, please contact us, and we’ll be happy to help.
  2. If a meeting isn’t possible, send a letter and getting as many community members as possible to sign it. We’ve created a sample letter in Microsoft Word that can be personalized with local or state information. Download the letter, edit it, and send one version to your U.S. Representative, and one version to both of your U.S. Senators.

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