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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Help Protect Children Now

Please urge your senators to support child protection and sexual abuse prevention by voting YES on the EARN IT Act of 2022.Read More

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Action Alert: Child Abuse Prevention

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year, you can support this important cause by advocating funding for child sexual abuse prevention research. The appropriations process for the FY 2023 federal budget has already begun, so pleasRead More

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This SEL Day, Put Children First

Take action in celebration of the third annual SEL Day to recognize the importance of social-emotional learning (SEL) by advocating access to high-quality SEL! Read More

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Tell Governor Inslee: Students Need SEL Now

Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars are still available in Washington to support the well-being of young people in our state. Help encourage Governor Inslee in understanding the critical role that social-emotional learning (SEL) plays in a trauma-informed approach to education.Read More

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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, andRead 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 bRead 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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