Advocacy Effort: Removing Anti-Integration Rider in FY2018 Appropriations

In every appropriations legislation since at least 1974, there has been language prohibiting federal funding from being used for transportation to support public school racial integration.  This language is contained in Sections 301 and 302 of the Department of Education’s budget in H.R. 3354 (the appropriations bill that the House passed in 2017), as well as in S. 1771 (the appropriations bill passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee last year). In November, 2017, members of the National Coalition on School Diversity submitted a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee urging them to strike outdated, harmful language from the FY 2018 budget.

Update 3/14/18:

The government’s continuing funding resolution for FY 2018 is set to run out on March 23rd. The House of Representatives may vote this week on a funding bill for the rest of FY 2018. This will likely be our last chance to strike the harmful anti-integration rider this fiscal year. The Senate is expected to vote next week on the bill, so the time for action is NOW! Share these tweets if you live in New York or North Carolina.