Action Alert: White House Call-in Day for Juvenile Justice!
White House comment line: 202-456-1111
(9 am - 5 pm EST, Thursday, Jan. 5)
Please note, you may experience a wait when calling. If you prefer, please send an email fashioned from the sample call script here.
Urge your friends, colleagues and allies to call too! Let’s make sure President Obama restores federal funding for juvenile justice.
President Obama will release his Budget Request for FY 2013 in early February 2012. While federal juvenile justice funding remained intact in FY 2012, the final appropriations bill made dramatic cuts to critical programs proven to reduce delinquency, protect youth in custody and improve community safety.
On Thursday, January 5, 2012, we ask you and your members, colleagues and allies, nationwide, to reach out to the President and urge him to put strong federal juvenile justice funding into his FY 2013 Budget Request, to provide states and localities with the core support needed to protect youth, families and communities.
Click here for a flyer with draft talking points and call-in information. As background, click here for a federal funding chart that shows the dramatic decrease in funding for juvenile justice since 2002 and here for a fact sheet that more fully describes what is at stake.
Please distribute this message far and wide.
Please call the White House on Thursday January 5 and urge your friends, families and allies to call as well!
Let’s make sure President Obama restores federal funding for juvenile justice!
Thank you, and Happy New Year!