Stop the Coburn Amendment!
On November 29, the Senate is slated to vote on the Coburn Amendment, which would end/ban “earmarks” for the fiscal years of 2011, 2012 and 2013. Although earmarks are politically unpopular, and are often presented to be synonymous with government waste or with “pork” projects, lots of them are good. Two programs that will lose federal funding if the Coburn Amendment passes are the National Writing Project and Teach for America. Please urge your US Senator to vote No on this bill. The National Writing Project (NWP) is a program that… Read more Stop the Coburn Amendment! →