As you may have heard, House Speaker John Boehner has introduced legislation to revive a failed voucher
program that funnels tax dollars to religious schools in the
District of Columbia, nearly two years after Congress began phasing it
out. The House will vote on this legislation (H.R. 471) on Wednesday. Please take action now by contacting your Representative.
DC Voucher program would provide taxpayer subsidies to schools that indoctrinate
students and discriminate in hiring, while also draining funds from
public schools that badly need them. Diverting federal funds to
religious schools effectively forces taxpayers to subsidize religion. Moreover, studies have shown
the program does not improve academic achievement.
Tell Congress that taxpayers should not be forced to support religion through
public funding of religious schools. Please help us oppose Speaker Boehner's attempts to
resurrect the failed voucher experiment.
Vote Against Vouchers for DC Religious Schools
Dear [Decision Maker],
As a friend of the Center for Inquiry, I ask that you strongly oppose H.R. 471 (the so-called "Scholarships and Opportunity and Results Act") when it comes to the House floor on Wednesday. This legislation would unwisely restart and expand the failed DC school voucher experiment.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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