More good news: House passes Education for All Act
John Paul Fawcett, Director, Global Policy and Advocacy
September 08, 2016
You’ve done it again. Just a week ago, I wrote with big news from DC that you helped make possible, and now there’s more to share:
Last night the House of Representatives voted to pass the Education for All Act, moving us one step closer to a time when all children, everywhere have a chance at the quality education they deserve.
On the floor of the House last night, Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) called out RESULTS advocates like you for helping make this victory possible.
Earlier in the year, Rep. Lowey and Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) introduced this critical bill, which would require the U.S. to develop a comprehensive strategy for promoting quality basic education globally. But your work with them and other congressional allies goes back much further. For more than a decade, you’ve worked to advance the key policies and investments supported by this legislation – from eliminating school fees to dramatically increasing U.S. resources for the Global Partnership for Education. You’ve helped move global education up the list of political priorities in Congress and the Administration. You’ve brought strong bipartisan support to this important bill. And today we are one step closer to enshrining all of it into law.
Next, we’ll push the Senate to take up the Education for All Act and send it to the President’s desk.
Thank you for everything you do that makes this, and all of our victories, possible.