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Letter to the House thanking supporters of the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public Schools Facilities Act

June 05, 2008

Dear Representative:


On behalf of the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association (NEA) we would like to express our sincere appreciation for your vote yesterday in support of the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act (H.R. 3021).

As you know, this important legislation provides $6.4 billion in federal grants to help states and local school districts repair and modernize public schools. Equally important, the legislation provides an economic stimulus that helps create more than 100,000 new jobs for people who design and build schools - everyone from roofing contractors and construction workers to architects and engineers.

By supporting this bill, you have made an important statement regarding the need to help states and local school districts stretch their limited resources, equip America's students to succeed in the 21st century, and encourage schools to become more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. We thank you again for your vote and look forward to continuing to work with you in support of great public schools for every child.

Sincerely,

Diane Shust, Director of Government Relations

Randall Moody, Manager of Federal Advocacy