Advocacy in Action

See what we’ve been up to on the ground across the country. From hosting and speaking at Congressional briefings to meeting face to face with lawmakers, we’re dedicated to lifting the voices that support social-emotional learning (SEL), bullying prevention, and protection from child sexual abuse.

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Advocate Emergency SEL Funding

Please urge Congress to provide emergency funding for K–12 education, including social-emotional learning (SEL) programs.

SEL is critically needed for our schools to respond to racial inequities, economic instability, and… Read More

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Urge Congress to Prioritize FY 2021 Investments in SEL

In recognition of increased trauma from racism and the pandemic, state leaders are prioritizing SEL for their students. But they need funds to make their priorities a reality. SEL is needed now more than ever to support young people’s well-being, resilience, and academic engagement.… Read More

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Urge Your Rep to Support Federal SEL Funding

Congress is currently circulating an appropriations letter asking for $270 million in funding for social-emotional learning (SEL) to be included in next year’s federal budget.

Other House Reps need to sign the letter to help ensure the b… Read More

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Take Action: Encourage Governor Northam to Sign SEL into Law

Please urge Governor Northam to support SEL via HB753. This bill would require the DOE to establish a uniform SEL definition, develop guidance and standards for SEL for all public school students in grades K–12, and report on what resources are … Read More

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