Sunday, February 21, 2010

Help Save Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) from Budget Cuts!

As a writer, literacy initiatives are near and dear to my heart. I want to do all I can to encourage kids to read and love it!

Since 1966, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) has been providing free books to underprivileged children in hundreds of communities. Now this valuable and important program is being threatened.

President Obama’s 2011 proposed budget cuts Reading Is Fundamental, which receives 80% of its funding from the government. We can’t let this happen!

Currently, the organization is rallying parents, educators and the community with a “write your politician campaign” on the Internet. Already, thousands have offered their support.

Please go to and sign your name to save RIF.

Without federal funding, more than 4.4 million children and families will not receive free books or reading encouragement from RIF programs. What a huge loss that would be for so many children!

Please sign the petition today!

DISCLOSURE: No compensation was provided for this post. I just feel this is a worthwhile cause.


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