The Senate Ways and Means budget is out. We are pleased to report that YouthWorks was fully funded at $12 Million in the Senate budget. This is a reminder that your advocacy does make a difference. Thank you for your work, and thanks to Senate leaders for this important investment!
ACTION NEEDED FOR SENATE BUDGET
Please call your Senator TODAY to ask them to co-sponsor the following amendments:
- School to Career Connecting Activities– Senator William Brownsberger‘s amendment to increase from $2.5 to $5 million.
- Employment Services Program–Senator Eileen Donoghue‘s amendment for $9.7 million with $2 million to establish pilot pathways programs that would assist low-income families in accessing post-secondary education and training leading to jobs that pay family-sustaining wages. Amendment would level fund all programs currently funded under this line item.
- STEM Pipeline– Senator Karen Spilka‘s amendment to restore Pipeline from $500,000 to $1.5 million.
Contact your state senator NOW to ask them to co-sponsor these amendments by calling the lead sponsor’s office by 10 am Friday May 16th.
You can find your legislator’s contact information here.