Petition the White House

White House Petition on TRIO

The White House recently launched a new web portal that allows citizens to create their own petitions. If a petition receives 25,000 signatures by December 13, they receive an official response from the White House.

COE has created a TRIO petition, which is available at Help us to outdo the 15,000 signatures we collected on by inviting your campus leadership, staff, students, parents and alumni to join in this effort. Here is a sample message for you to forward via e-mail and your social networks:

Dear Friends –

Please take 30 seconds to sign a White House petition to protect TRIO programs, which promote higher education preparation, access, retention and graduation for low-income, first generation students on our campus and throughout the nation.  Simply sign the petition here and forward and share the link on social media sites.  An investment in education is an investment in our future!

This takes only a few moments but with federal funding coming down to last minute negotiations, this could be just the push we need to ensure the Administration fights for its FY12 budget request!