Target: Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives
Goal: Vote against bill that will implement a nationwide voucher program that harms public schools.
This is a perilous time in U.S. history for the public school system. Congressional Republicans are trying to push a bill that will grant vouchers to eligible students to help them attend private schools at taxpayers’ expense. The pros and cons of vouchers have been long debated in the U.S.; however, studies have shown that vouchers are ultimately a short-term solution that come at the expense of public schools.
Vouchers chip away at the the funding that public schools so desperately need, weakening the public education system as a whole. Show Congress that you do not support school vouchers by signing below.
Dear Congresswoman Pelosi,
I am writing in strong opposition to H.R. 610, the bill that undermines the United States’ public schools with a voucher system. While vouchers may provide marginal benefits to some, they pose a serious threat to the overall health and stability of our public schools.
Claims that students perform better when allowed to transfer from public to private school have been disproved. Additionally, giving low-income parents an incentive to send their kids to religious schools muddles the line between church and state.
Our public education system is one of our most precious resources. If it is not fully supported both socially and economically, our nation’s youth will suffer. Please vote no on H.R. 610 and speak out against educational vouchers.
[Your Name Here]
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