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Reading Is Fundamental Update

Reading Is Fundamental has an update from the President of the organization. It’s good news! It had looked like the funding for this program was going under, but RIF put the word out and people passed on the request (here’s my online plea). And guess what? We made a difference! Here’s the statement from RIF:
Thank you to everyone who made RIF’s FY09 Dear Colleague Campaign a success!

RIF’s 5th annual Dear Colleague campaign was a success thanks to the overwhelming number of supporters who asked their members of Congress to sign the letter to appropriators to save RIF’s funding. The combination of more than 45,000 e-mails, phone calls, letters, and faxes from supporters across the nation bolstered our effort to highlight RIF’s services and accomplishments throughout this year’s campaign.

A notable achievement of this year’s campaign is the increase in the number of members of Congress who signed RIF’s funding letter. This year’s impressive increase can be attributed to all who gave their time to contact their members of Congress and voice their support for RIF. This ensured that members of Congress became educated about the important work RIF does in their districts and states and made a compelling argument for saving RIF’s funding. Whether your legislator is a new supporter or a continuing supporter, it is important to let them know that their work is appreciated. Please see if your member of Congress is on the co-signer list and take a moment to send a personalized thank you note.

Send your thank you letters to RIF’s Government Relations team, and they will hand deliver them to Congress to ensure the letters are received in a timely manner.

Mail to:
Reading Is Fundamental
C/O Government Relations
1825 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
Thank you for your continued support, and please visit RIF online to participate in our May children’s letter drive to Congress with easy to use instructions and templates.
Virginia’s senators signed — Wahoo! — how about yours?

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