Write to members of Congress today to advocate for graduate students in the next federal stimulus legislation. Grad students often get left out of big federal bills like this, so it's so important for TC voices to be heard.
Could you please use this form letter, created by the Commission on Independent Colleges & Universities that spells out concerns for higher ed students and automatically sends to your member of Congress? Importantly, in the "Your Message:" customizable section, please add a sentence about why this funding will help you. Something like "I'm a Teachers College student/alum working in __[field]___ at_[location]_. Federal stimulus aid for graduate students is vital to support education in our communities, strengthen the American workforce, and advance scientific research."
Feel fee to contact Matthew J. Camp firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that you've sent the letter, or with any questions.