Important Update: Federal Defund Common Core fight rages on

Your pressure is exposing counterfeit conservatives for what they are!

Right now, 5 cowardly Republican U.S. Senators on a critical subcommittee are refusing to take a stand to defund Common Core.

Recently, a proposal was submitted to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education’s forced mandate on states to implement Common Core.

You see, federal funding is tied to Common Core adoption.

This new proposal will fully eliminate that requirement in the FY2015 budget.

Right now, lawmakers in DC are crafting next year’s budget bills.

A subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee is reviewing education spending and will make a final decision on whether or not to include this language in the draft FY2015 Budget Bill.

When our members have called the below Senators’ offices we hear the same old political excuses:

  • “The Senator has not made a decision yet”
  • “No, he has not issued a statement on this”
  • “We’re still reviewing it”
  • “I’ll pass your comments on to the Senator”

These Senators, to date, are refusing to commit to supporting this proposal.  Call on them to eliminate the forced Common Core mandate on states:

      Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee)
(202) 224-4944

Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina)
(202) 224-5972

Mark Kirk (R-Illinois)
(202) 224-2854

Mike Johanns (R-Nebraska)
(202) 224-4224

John Boozman (R-Arkansas)
(202) 224-4843

When you call tell them to:

  • Include this proposed language in the Fiscal Year 2015 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill.

After you call, take a minute to let us know what the results were by clicking here.

All five of the above listed Senators serve on the subcommittee currently considering this proposal.

That’s why it’s so important that you call them IMMEDIATELY!

If we can win on this issue we can effectively free all states from any federal coercion on Common Core implementation.

Please take a quick moment today to make phone calls into DC to send the message to the remaining 5 turncoat Senators.

Tell them that we demand they eliminate any forced federal requirements to implement Common Core–and that they take a stand on this right now!

And if you haven’t done so yet, please sign our Common Core Repeal Petition today!

Don’t forget to forward this email to your friends and family.

We must spread the word about this proposal currently under consideration in the U.S. Senate.

Thank you,

Jillian Patterson
Vice President of Policy
Education Freedom Committee

P.S. Please contact these 5 squish Senators today to call on them to eliminate the forced Common Core mandate on states:

      Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee)
(202) 224-4944

Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina)
(202) 224-5972

Mark Kirk (R-Illinois)
(202) 224-2854

Mike Johanns (R-Nebraska)
(202) 224-4224

John Boozman (R-Arkansas)
(202) 224-4843