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Save the Federal TRiO Programs (for low income Americans)

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Save the Federal TRiO Programs (for low income Americans)

To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama

Petition Statement

With the pending cuts to discretionary funding, the federal TRiO Programs (born out of the civil rights movement of the 1960s) is extremely vulnerable. Thousands of low income students of all ages, veterans, and citizens across the country stand to lose these vital academic support services, and already over 40,000 Americans have lost these services. Please sign to protect the TRIO programs from further cuts and possible elimination.
There are currently 6,307 signatures. NEW goal - We need 7,500 signatures!

Petition Background

Federal TRIO Programs (Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science, Veterans' Upward Bound, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Centers, and the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program) help Americans overcome class, social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education.

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