Reach out to your senators and ask them to sign onto the Senate Dear Colleague Letter led by Senator Booker (D-NJ). This letter is addressed to Senate Appropriators and requests $15 million in FY22 funding for the WLARA through the forthcoming Department of Defense Appropriations bill.
Your support in asking your representatives to sign onto the House Dear Colleague letter led by Representatives Price and Young was critical! We need to keep the same intensity to urge members of the Senate to include FY22 funding for the World Language Advancement and Readiness Act (WLARA) Grants Program.
The deadline for final signatures has been extended to May 21st. We will need to move quickly to gather bipartisan support for this request.
To expedite this process, we have drafted a letter for you to send with one-click through our Legislative Action Center. We also encourage you to reach out to the Senate staffers with whom you met in February during Language Advocacy Day using the draft letter template. Emails and contact information can be found using your Soapbox login at www.sboxmobile.com