Thursday, December 15, 2005
Tell Congress to OPPOSE STEALTH VOUCHER BILL;
Enzi-Kennedy Plan May Be Added to Defense Bill
In a backdoor parliamentary maneuver to create what would be the nation’s first-ever voucher program for private and religious schools, Senators Enzi (WY) and Kennedy (MA) are working to include their voucher proposal in the must-pass Defense appropriations (spending) bill (H.R. 2863). Congress is likely to vote on the bill as early as tomorrow and no later than this weekend.
Enzi, Kennedy and supporters of vouchers have gone out of their way to steer clear of the word “vouchers” in describing the proposal. They’ve instead couched it as the best way to help students and schools affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. But vouchers are exactly what they are: the proposal would result in direct cash payments to private and religious schools.
Write and call your Senators and Representative TODAY at 1-202-224-3121. Tell them to keep the Enzi-Kennedy voucher proposal out of the Defense appropriations bill (H.R. 2863) or any other bill.