Sink the SOAR Act

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee just passed the SOAR Act (D.C. School Voucher Bill). If we in D.C. want a voucher program we should have our Council create it, find funding for it, and pass yet we have not. This bill is an intrusion into local affairs. It won’t be easy to defeat this bill on the House floor now but it is possible if we all act together and act now. We need to target three groups of members in the House: 1) Republicans who have previously voted against the SOAR Act; 2) Democrats who have voted for it and yet support statehood as well; and 3) Republicans who have to be quite nervous about their reelection prospects. If we can get these three groups on our side we can defeat the SOAR Act on the House floor. Here’s who to call:Please call each office and ask that the “Representative vote ‘NO’ on the SOAR Act and let the people of D.C. decide what is best for our children and our schools.”

House Offices to Call to Defeat the SOAR Act (School Vouchers for DC)
Justification Representative State-District Phone
These GOP members voted against the SOAR Act in 2015 so call them and ask that they continue to oppose the SOAR Act and let the people of DC decide what is best for our children. Mike Bost IL-12 202.225.5661
Ryan Costello PA-6 202.225.4315
Sam Graves MO-6 202.225.7041
Morgan Griffith VA-9 202.225.3861
Frank LoBiondo NJ-2 202.225.6572
Dave Reichert WA-8 202.225.7761
Mike Simpson ID-2 202.225.5531
These two Dems voted for the SOAR Act in 2015 but also are D.C. Statehood supporters. Call them and ask that they vote NO on the SOAR Act and let the people of DC decided what types of school options we want for our children. John Delaney MD 202.225.2721
Dan Lipinski IL 202.225.5701
These are GOP Representatives who won re-election in districts that Hillary Clinton won. They should be very nervous about re-election and we should tell them to vote NO on the SOAR Act if it reaches the House floor. Call and tell them to vote NO on the SOAR Act and let the people of DC decide what’s best for our children and our schools. Darrell Issa CA-49 202.225.3906
Will Hurd TX-23 202.225.4511
Ilena Ros-Lehtinen FL-27 202.225.3931
Carlos Curbelo FL-26 202.225.2778
David Valadao CA-21 202.225.4695
Barbara Comstock VA-10 202.225.5136
Erik Paulsen MN-3 202.225.2871
Mike Coffman CO-6 202.225.7882
Ed Royce CA-39 202.225.4111
Peter Roskam IL-6 202.225.4561
Steve Knight CA-25 202.225.1956
Mimi Walters CA-45 202.225.5611
Martha McSally AZ-2 202.225.2542
John Katko NY-24 202.225.3701
Jeff Denham CA-10 202.225.4540
Pat Meehan PA-7 202.225.2011
Pete Sessions TX-32 202.225.2231
Dana Rohrabacher CA-48 202.225.2415
John Culberson TX-7 202.225.2571
Kevin Yoder KS-3 202.225.2865

We can defeat this and if people in D.C. really want vouchers you can contact your Councilmembers and the Mayor and press them on it.

Josh Burch

Brookland, DC

 

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