Take Action: Demand That Your Senators Support Southeast Asian American Students through AANAPISI Funding
“AANAPISIs are important because they allow for Asian American students, like myself, to come together and feel a sense of belonging,” Kayhlia said. “This space has allowed me to build relationships I know will last a lifetime. ANAAPISIs allow for there to be a community-based foundation for Asian American students who need that … and witness what higher education has done for others.”
TAKE ACTION: Call your senators to let them know that you support funding for AANAPISIs because they support low-income and first-generation SEAA students
1. Call the US Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to get connected to your senators or click here to find your senators’ info.
2. You can say: “My name is ____, and I’m from (city), (state). I’m calling today to urge the Senate to vote immediately on the FUTURE Act (HR2486), which has already passed the House. The FUTURE Act must be signed into law before September 30 in order for AANAPISIs and other minority serving institutions to get the funding they need to support low-income and first-generation SEAA students and other students of color. All students have a right to thrive in higher education. Can I count on [Senator’s name] to support the FUTURE Act?”