How You Can Help

Your Advocacy Toolkit

Call or email your Members of Congress and ask them to vote for funding bills that increase the federal investment in education. Ask to meet with them when they are in your home town. Here is a sample letter.

You can call the Congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121 or locate your Members of Congress at the links below:

Use our advocacy fact sheets — 5¢ Makes Sense, Myth v Fact, Federal Investment in Education — when you write a letter to the editor of your local paper or blog about the need to increase the federal education investment.

Use our funding charts — we have shareable charts (scroll down to “2017 Advocacy Toolkit charts”) on past and current funding for federal education.

Follow CEF (@edfunding) on both Twitter and Instagram — see what our many member organizations are doing and keep current with education funding issues.



Social Media Toolkit to let Congress know why education funding matters to you

CEF Events

CEF Gala – Hybrid reception on September 28, 2021
Due South – Dockside, Washington, DC

Videos, presentations, and photos from past briefings and CEF Galas

Charts, Funding Tables, and Other Resources

Find an expert, view federal budget info, and browse charts and graphics.

CEF Budget Book

Access CEF’s analyses of the President’s budget request from 2011 to the present.