I used to work for Turning the Page, a small nonprofit that connects D.C. public schools with community resources like art museums, evening parent literacy workshops and free books. About those books: They’ve always been provided by another nonprofit, Reading is Fundamental (RIF). Apparently the prez is about to slice RIF’s bit of funding from the budget. So please take a moment and fill out this form to ask your Congresspeople to re-instate this funding. It was always a joy for me to watch a horde of 30 six-to-nine year-olds attack a table full of free picture books and exclaim that they wanted to read about Arthur and Clifford and… well, it’s a sight to be seen, and they deserve it. The form took about three minutes to fill out, and I figured it was the least I could do.
UPDATE: The form link has been fixed.