Advocacy Alerts

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Past Advocacy Alerts

  1. September 23, 2010, 12:40 pm

    Urge Your Legislators to Allocate $2 M in FMAP Dollars to YPP!

    Policymakers are working on a mid-year spending bill that includes how they will allocate the FMAP dollars. We need you to weigh in with your legislators ASAP and urge them to restore $2 million to the Young Parent Alternative Education Program. Please organize as many youth in your program and as many of your colleagues as possible to make these calls!

    You can find your Senator and Representatives and their contact information here: www.wheredoivotema....

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  2. August 12, 2010, 2:43 pm

    Urge Governor Patrick to Restore Funding to YPP With New Education Dollars

    President Obama approved $655 million in federal funding for Massachusetts on Tuesday, August 10. Governor Patrick can allocate $200 million of these dollars to education without the legislature’s approval. 

    Although YPP is administered by the Department of Transitional Assistance, it is an education program that experienced devastating cuts in the fiscal year 2011 budget. If funding is not restored to this program, over 300 ready and willing pregnant and parenting teens will not go back to school this year.

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  3. June 15, 2010, 4:17 pm

    Advocacy Alert: Young Parent GED Program Needs Your Advocacy

    Policymakers in Conference Committee are making their final decisions about which programs to fund and at what levels in the fiscal year 2011 Massachusetts state budget. Funding for the Young Parent GED Program (YPP) is at high risk of being reduced and legislators need to hear from you about protecting this program! The Commissioner of the Department of Transitional Assistance stated she will cut YPP by 33% if the Employment Services Program, which includes YPP does not...

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  4. May 20, 2010, 1:39 pm

    Senate Ways and Means Budget Analysis

    The Senate Ways and Means Budget was released Wednesday, May 19. This $27.88 billion dollar proposed would result in cuts across 321 line items including a $159 million reduction to local aid. Overall teen parent programs would see relatively small percentage reductions under the Senate Ways and Means budget, except for the Young Parent GED Program line item. This line item (Employment Services) would be reduced $5 million or 24%. Teen Pregnancy Prevention funding would also be reduced — by 19%. Use the script below to CALL...

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  5. October 19, 2009, 3:00 am

    Take Action to Prevent Further Human Services Cuts

    TAKE ACTION TOMORROW, Tuesday Oct. 20th, when human services and early education agencies and consumers across Massachusetts will be advocating to the Governor. This is part of the People First campaign that the Alliance has joined to advocate to the Governor to make no further cuts to the human services and early education sectors.

    1. Call the Governor’s staff at 617.725.4005. Also...
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