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Sponsor the Educating for Democracy Act 

Please complete the form below to sign-up as a Student Sponsor of the Educating for Democracy Act (View the full House Bill and Senate Bill) in your state and congressional district.

The bipartisan Education for Democracy Act is a federal bill creating grants to states, non-profits, institutions of higher education, and civic education researchers to support and expand access to civics and history education.

By signing-on as a sponsor (must be at least 13 years old), you'll be listed under your congressional district on an official letter to Congress, and included on briefings and updates related to the bill in the 117th Congress.

There is no limit to the number of student sponsors per congressional district (share with your friends at school and around the community!), and we hope to identify sponsors from all 435 districts around the country.
Sponsor Information

To find your Congressional District, US Representative, and US Senators (2 per state), please use the link below:

Student Sponsor Agreement
By checking the box below, you agree to serve as a Student Sponsor for the Educating for Democracy Act in your local community and congressional district. You will be listed as a sponsor on an official letter to Congress, and sent briefings/updates on the bill in the 117th Congress.

Sponsor Statement & Recommendations
As a Student Sponsor, you have the opportunity to provide a Sponsor Statement that can be shared with Members of Congress and their staff, as well as local, state, and national media. Keep your statements in support of the bill to 3-5 sentences in length.

The Senators and Representatives sponsoring the bill are also asking for any recommendations, changes, feedback, and questions from students that you would like to provide on the legislation before it is re-introduced for the 117th Congress (likely in late January).

You can review the full text of the bill, as well as a summary of its provisions, at the links below:

Reps. DeLauro (D-CT) & Cole (R-OK) Summary
Sens. Coons (D-DE) & Cornyn (R-TX) Summary
House Bill TextSenate Bill Text

Please keep your statement in support of the bill to 3-5 sentences in length.

If you are making specific recommendations/changes to the bill text, please specify the section/subsection of the bill you are addressing. Feel free to include more general feedback, as well as any questions you might have. 
Virtual Code of Conduct
By adding your digital signature below (and a parent/guardian's signature for student participants), you agree to adhere to the Virtual Code of Conduct.

Violations of this code - or the code of conduct from your own local/state YMCA programs - can result in your removal from participation in future virtual and non-virtual programming.

Please type your full name.

Please type parent/guardian's full name.