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More Action Needed - School Readiness Tax Credits - CALL THIS MORNING!

May 09, 2013 10:48 AM | Anonymous

Louisiana House of Representatives continues to try to fashion a plan to raise revenues to fund the budget shortfall.  The Deficit Reduction Plan being considered still includes cuts to the School Readiness Tax Credits among many others, totally $329 million in total reductions.  

Please call your member of the House of Representatives now and URGE HIM OR HER to keep the School Readiness Tax Credits intact and oppose any efforts to reduce, repeal, or otherwise damage these credits.

Please take these action steps TODAY:
 

•1.     Call Your Representative by Calling the House Switchboard TODAY starting at 11:00 am (when the House convenes) at 225 342-6945 (talking points below). You will need to know who your Representative is - click to find out who represents you .

•2.     AND Contact your state representatives at their local offices anytime TODAY and leave a message.  If you need the number for your district office, go to: http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/FindMyLegislators.aspx

•3.     AND Email your representatives TODAY  


Talking Points below, if needed:

  • Please preserve the School Readiness Tax Credits, which are being cut in the current House Deficit Reduction Plan, and oppose any efforts to reduce, repeal, or otherwise damage these credits. 
  • The $12.5 million in School Readiness Tax Credits actually generate funding for the state because they are used to draw down over $20 million in federal funds under the Child Care and Development Fund Block Grant.
  • The School Readiness Tax Credits are an extremely effective program that benefits families, teachers, providers and small businesses.  The School Readiness Tax Credits encourage and support higher quality early childhood education in our state.

See below for a sample email to send to your representative TODAY.
 
Subject Line:  Preserve the School Readiness Tax Credits
 
Dear Representative:


Please preserve the School Readiness Tax Credits, which are cut in the House deficit reduction plan, and oppose any efforts to reduce, repeal or otherwise damage these credits. 
 
The $12.5 million in Tax Credits actually generate funding for the state because they are used to draw down over $20 million in federal funds under the Child Care and Development Fund Block Grant. 
 
The School Readiness Tax Credits are an extremely effective program that benefits families, teachers, providers and small businesses, and encourage and support higher quality early childhood education in our state.  Thank you for your support of the School Readiness Tax Credits. 


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