Catholic education has played an important role in lifting many from poverty to a more hopeful future. This mission is in danger as a result of the economic devastation facing many families across the country. Abrupt unemployment and lost income has meant that families suddenly find themselves unable to make the tuition payments that sustain our schools.
Additionally, our parishes which normally provide financial support to the schools to keep tuition within financial reach for families have lost their Sunday collections with the halt to the public celebration of Masses.
Please take a moment to contact your Members of Congress to ask for emergency aid to Catholic schools and our families in the next Covid-19 Legislation package. Our requests include: equitable access to K12 federal funds for Catholic schools, direct funding to families for tuition aid and tax breaks for K12 tuition payments.
We encourage you to add your own personal story in the message as well.
Catholic schools urgently need help in this time of uncertainty. By speaking with one voice, we can amplify this problem with Congress and provide help for our families.
Here is the link to take action -- and please share this with anyone who also wants to help support Catholic Schools.
ACTION ALERT LINK: https://www.votervoice.net/USCCB/campaigns/74377/respond
Associate Director for Public Policy
Secretariat of Catholic Education
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops