Making Education Affordable and Accessible Act of 2021 - S.2620/ H.R. 4090
This bill has strong bipartisan support in both the House and Senate; however, because it will most likely face the most opposition in the Senate, Project TEAL is focused on targeting and meeting with the offices of Senators. We urge all Senators to cosponsor, vote for, and vocally advocate for the Making Education Affordable and Accessible Act of 2021(H.R. 4090/S.2620) to expand opportunities for high school students to obtain college credit in an effort to make higher education more accessible and affordable. The price of higher education in the United States is a detriment to progress; according to a recent PRRI survey, close to a majority of current high school students see college as a risky financial gamble. Those who do not attend college are far less likely to participate in civics and American democracy. Higher-education is not just a vehicle for economic growth, it is a key component in encouraging youth civic engagement.
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Lobbying Week - October 18 to October 22
Join us for our lobbying week from October 18th to October 22nd. It is open to all high school students. You can sign up for just one day or all five days, based on your schedule and interest. All lobbying meetings will be scheduled after school.
In preparation for this lobbying week, Project TEAL will host a lobbying training (for any members who don’t have lobbying experience or want a refresher) on October 17 at 6:00 pm EST. In this training, we will be discussing an overview of what lobbying is and why it’s impactful, the three components of lobbying (anecdote, facts, and making the ask), and the bill itself. Sign up here for the lobbying training and/or lobbying.