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Encourage your Congressman to Co-Sponsor the Educational Choice for Children Act
Parental choice in education is in the spotlight like never before.  Catholic teaching clearly states parents are their child’s first teacher – and the government has a duty to help parents select the educational setting of their choice. (CCC 2229)

Families across America struggled during the pandemic with school closures, mandates, and transparency.  While we have witnessed a huge increase in parental engagement, some families are now looking for a new school that aligns with their faith and values. Unfortunately, many parents are still stuck and unable to afford a school that meets their child’s academic needs. 

For this reason, the USCCB Committee on Catholic Education is proud to support a new federal bill that will put control and scholarship money into the hands of parents looking for a new educational setting for their children.

The Educational Choice for Children Act (ECCA) creates a new tax credit for donors to education scholarship funds.  Families who meet the income requirements could apply for a scholarship in all fifty states.

Chairman Bishop Daly sent a letter of support to the co-sponsors of the legislation that can be accessed here. But, it is vital that Congress hears from you directly. 

Now is a key time.  Congress is in recess for the month of August.  Many are back in their districts – your neighborhood – meeting constituents and hosting town halls. This is an ideal time to ask your senator and representative to co-sponsor the ECCA – maybe even in person!

If you can meet your members of Congress in person at a Town Hall or other event, that is a great opportunity to bring up parental choice and ask them to co-sponsor the ECCA. You can also call and email from this Action Alert.  Please make a point to contact your member’s district office, since many members are home for August recess.

Please click below to contact your senator and representative today. Thank you so much for taking the time to advocate for children and parental rights in education.

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