A Grassroots Victory in Washington
for Environmental Education
We are pleased to report that environmental education won a major boost today when the U.S. House of Representatives approved the No Child Left Inside Act of 2008.
The bill received bipartisan support and was approved by a vote of 293 to 109.
This is only one step in the process, but it is a major one and gives us enormous momentum to keep working to pass the bill in the months ahead. And the vote represents a victory for all of us who care about environmental education.
We know from our work on Capitol Hill that we passed this bill because of the grassroots interest and energy of our members across the country. Those calls, visits, emails and letters made an enormous difference.
So thank you for everything you and your organizations have done in support of No Child Left Inside! You have turned this Coalition into a powerhouse.
Please take a minute to send an email to thank those members in the House who supported the NCLI Act.
Our Coalition, formed only a year and a half ago, is growing every day. Today we have more than 745 member organizations, with more than one in every state in the country, representing well over 40 million people who understand the value of environmental education.
We'll be in touch soon with information about next steps. For now, enjoy a victory that will one day pay great dividends for our kids and our environment. And continue to spread the word about No Child Left Inside.
Here is the Tally Sheet for the vote on the No Child Left Inside Act. Please be sure to call or write to thank your Representative if they voted in favor, and if they voted No, let them know you strongly support the NCLI Act and will continue to do so until it becomes law.
H R 3036 YEA-AND-NAY 18-Sep-2008 5:25 PM
QUESTION: On Passage
BILL TITLE: No Child Left Inside Act of 2008