Congress is making progress towards passing a historic level of investment in America’s colleges.However, every day that the Build Back Better Act is delayed is another opportunity for the opposition to weaken – or even eliminate entirely – important parts of the bill. A federal-state partnership to increase funding for higher education, including providing for free community college, maintaining spending at four-year public colleges, and increasing Pell Grants are important steps toward the level of investment we need – and important models we need to build on if we hope to achieve free college for all and a real New Deal for higher education in future legislation.
Join us in calling on our members of Congress to support the Build Back Better Act – as well as to ask for further investments in the academic workforce as part of a larger New Deal for Higher Education. (For details on the bill, read our fact sheet.)
As New Deal activists, can you take these actions?
- Send a letter to your members of Congress via Action Network.
- Post that Action Network link on your local or chapter’s social media, and ask your friends and colleagues to take action
- Send out a call to action to your colleagues. Our toolkit includes sample materials for a draft email to members.
- If you have any meetings around that date, ask the whole group to take some collective action on the Build Back Better Act. Check out our sample materials for more background and examples of social media posts, graphics, scripts for a voicemail at your senator’s office, and more. You can post these graphics on social media.