Action Alert: Stop Federal Funding of Religious Education
On July 10, 2008 the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations voted to continue funding for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. This program allows parents in the District of Columbia to send their children to religious schools with tuition vouchers funded by American taxpayers.
Since September 2005, the Secular Coalition for America and allies at the National Coalition for Public Education (NCPE) have lobbied Representatives and Senators to oppose voucher programs which permit government funds to go to religious education. Most recently, the Secular Coalition made vouchers a focus of our annual Lobby Day, when we accompanied citizen lobbyists to Capitol Hill to discuss federal funding of religious schools with elected officials.