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Advocacy Update: April 14, 2017

Thanks for all your help with our effort to restore the Baldrige Program in the Federal Budget.  Here is a two-part update for you (Where we are/What we need you to do):

Where we are:       

  • We are now working with the Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittees.
  • We are currently meeting with Members of the Senate, and their staffs to discuss the requests submitted and build additional support.  All have expressed admiration for the Baldrige program but have been candid in that Subcommittee members must come forward and support the request with the Subcommittee Chair Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama, and the Ranking Member Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire.
  • We are working with our constituent footprint and other connections - urging them to support the $7.5 million request for FY2018.
  • We are working closely with numerous key leaders in the new administration to support Baldrige and to urge President Trump to formally recognize award recipients from the past nine years.

What we need you to do:

Please write your two US Senators and ask them to “send the request below” to support a Baldrige Appropriation.  A draft of your letter (optional) immediately follows these instructions below, below your letter is the appropriations request.  Personal stories always add weight.  Organizational CEOs get personal responses.  Calling or meeting with your member of Congress increases your chance of success exponentially.

You can find how to contact your Senators here: http://www.senate.gov/states/#

Please send a copy of your letter to:  info@baldrigefoundation.org

As always, thanks for your continued support!