Senate Advocacy Takes Center Stage
Monday, June 28, 2021
Section: June Associate Newsletter

As advocates know, the appropriations process is a marathon not a sprint, and n4a is here to provide you with the latest advocacy news to support critical funding investments for the vital programs and services you provide. This week, n4a sent an updated set of requests to Capitol Hill, reflecting the President’s proposed FY 2022 budget and conversations around program flexibility.

Our latest letter to Congress

n4a Appropriations Chart (includes President Biden’s recommended increases)

In April, your advocacy on behalf of OAA programs and services resulted in 108 Members of Congress sending a bipartisan letter to appropriators, which was championed by Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR). This month, Senator Sanders (I-VT) once again championed a huge investment in OAA by circulating a Dear Colleague letter urging his fellow Senators to support doubling funding for the entire OAA in FY 2022; 39 other Senators signed the letter. Here’s the list: Sens. Cortez Masto, King, Markey, Shaheen, Murphy, Kaine, Smith, Cardin, Casey, Schatz, Cantwell, Peters, Baldwin, Warren, Warner, Reed, Whitehouse, Wyden, Booker, Merkley, Feinstein, Klobuchar, Rosen, Hassan, Duckworth, Stabenow, Van Hollen, Luján, Blumenthal, Padilla, Hirono, Gillibrand, Sinema, Coons, Menendez, Bennet, Brown, Heinrich and Kelly.

If one or both of your Senators signed the OAA letter, please thank them via email or a phone call to their DC offices!

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