RIF FUNDING IN NATIONAL BUDGET!!!
WE WANT THAT FUNDING BACK!
Without this federal funding, over 4.4 million children and families will not receive free books or reading encouragement from RIF programs at nearly 17,000 locations throughout the U.S.
Carol Rasco, the CEO of Reading is Fundamental writes on her blog-
"Unless Congress reinstates $25 million in funding for this program, RIF will not be able to distribute 15 million books annually to the nation’s children at greatest risk for academic failure. RIF programs in schools, community centers, hospitals, military bases, and other locations serving children from low-income families, children with disabilities, homeless children, and children without adequate access to libraries. The Inexpensive Book Distribution program is authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (SEC.5451 Inexpensive Book Distribution Program for Reading Motivation) and is not funded through earmarks. It has been funded by Congress and six Administrations without interruption since 1975."
Right now- call, email, fax, and write your representatives in Congress, and ask them to reinstate money for one of our nation's best literacy programs for kids!
HELP RIF GET BOOKS TO KIDS WHO HAVE NO BOOKS!
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