Re: Legislative Emergency! (fwd)

Barbara J Tavares (
Fri, 6 Jun 1997 12:37:24 -1000

Further update: Congress members are getting lots of mail on the
elimination of the tech prep set-aside in federal vocational education.
This has been a valuable and successful program. But they are not
hearing from teen parent programs, single parent programs, and vocational
sex equity programs. The American Vocational Association sent out a
legislative alert about keeping tech prep funding in the federal
legislation, but was silent on the existing provisions for single parents
(teen and adult) and gender equity. These are not included in new
proposed legislation.

If these programs are valuable in your states, committee members need
faxes that explain the benefits.

Here's what you can do:

Pass this message on to any and all affected program operators, inlcuding
administrators, and students.

Check to see if any committee members are from your state; if so, target
those members, plus the committee chair (Goodling) and the sub-committee
chair (Riggs). If no one from your state is on the committee, target the

Call or fax with your concerns that these programs are in jeapordy if new
legislation does not include provisions for gender equity and single
parents. It is important that state leadership and state administration
money be sufficient to support such programs, and to provide leadership in
the equity and diversity through out the curriculum.

The subcommittee membership list follows. Please call or fax. Actions do
make a difference.

All area codes are 202
Frank Riggs, Sub-Chair (R-CA) 225-3311 fax --- 225-3403
Mike Castle (R-DE) 225-4165 225-2719
Sam Johnson (R-TX) 225-4201 225-1485
Mark Souder 225-4436 225-3479
Ron Paul 225-2831 226-4871
Bill Goodling, Com Chair (R-PA) 225-5836 226-1000
Jim Greenwood, (R-PA) 225-4276 225-9511
David McIntosh (R-IN) 225-3021 225-3382
John Peterson (R-PA) 225-5121 225-5796
Fred Upton (R-MI) 225-3761 225-4986
Van Hilleary (R-TN) 225-6831 225-3272
Mathew Martinez (D-CA) 225-5464 225-5467
George Miller (D-CA) 225-2095 225-5609
Dale Kildee (D-MI) 225-3611 225-6393
Major Owens (D-NY) 225-6231 226-0112
Donald Payne (D-NJ) 225-3436 225-4160
Patsy Mink (D-HI) 225-4906 225-4987
Tim Roemer (D-IN) 225-3915 225-6798
Robert Scott (D-VA) 225-8351 225-8354
Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) 225-5871 225-5745

Barbara Tavares
University of Hawaii

On Wed, 4 Jun 1997, Shevitz wrote:

> Barbara, thanks to you and Pat Mitchell from New Jersey for getting out the
> alert on the Perkins legislation. The National Coalition for Women and
> Girls in Education (and its 50 member groups) have been working on the
> gender equity pieces in the Perkins reauthorization for several months and
> reporting at our monthly meetings. Educational Equity Advocates faxed
> messages to all House committee members, as I am sure many other groups did
> in response to your alert. We all need to continue to be vigilant if
> gender equity is to remain a part of state education efforts.
> The Title IV Civil Rigths Act program budget should be voted on by
> the House Appropriations Committee in June or early July. We'll keep all
> apprised of the date and action needed to secure funding for the DACs and
> restore funding for the state programs. Linda Shevitz, NCSEE
> representative to the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education;
> 410-767-0428:

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