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Literacy Advocacy Alert!

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According to the White House budget office, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which finances AmeriCorps VISTA programs, is one of nine agencies slated for possible elimination in the upcoming budget year as part of an effort to “reorder the government and increase spending on defense and infrastructure.” Read the New York Times article.

In Minnesota, a large portion of that resource goes to literacy efforts, both for adults and children – and yes, the Minnesota Literacy Council receives significant CNCS funding. Eliminating this agency would constitute a devastating blow to our work and destroy a program that has helped millions of people. It is imperative we act now to express strong support for CNCS.

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