Time Sensitive Alert

Below is an important news alert from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.  Please read, and we hope you will act on behalf of the thousands of young people in Georgia who benefit from teen pregnancy prevention programs and services.

 

Dear Friends,

We're writing to share two important updates with you: 
  1. We've heard from a number of TPP Program grantees that they have been notified by OAH that their five-year projects will end after three years. These notices of shortened project periods are highly unusual. If you haven't already, consider informing your members of Congress, especially those with whom you have previously shared information about the important work you are doing through your grant. Congress has not made any decisions about funding for FY 2018; in fact they haven't even started the appropriations process yet.
     
  2. We've just learned that the process may begin this week. It is possible the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS), the committee with jurisdiction over the TPP Program and Title X, will meet to mark up (consider) the FY 2018 LHHS spending bill. Now is the time to call or email your Representative, especially if s/he is on the LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee. It's essential to communicate the ongoing value of the TPP Program!
We all need to rally around the TPP Program this week and everyone can do something.
  • Advocating: Grantees can advocate (activities such as asking members of Congress to take action on legislation, support a particular program funding level, or vote in a specific way) for federal funding; however, they cannot use their federal funds to do so. But, be sure you're familiar with the rules of your organization; some prohibit advocacy.
     
  • Educating: Even if you are prohibited from advocating, you can still educate members of Congress. Sharing information about the great work that the TPP Program or Title X makes possible in your community is education, not advocacy.
For more resources visit the National Campaign's Federal Policy Action Center.

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