SENATOR SINEMA                                    SENATOR KELLY

  PHOENIX: (602) 598-7327                       PHOENIX: (602) 671-7901

  TUCSON: (520) 639-7080                         PRESCOTT: (928) 420-7732

  WASHINGTON D.C.: (202) 224-4521        TUCSON: (520) 475-4177

                                                                      WASHINGTON D.C.: (202) 234-2235


“Hi. My name is _______. I'm a constituent living in _________. I'm calling to strongly encourage Senator Sinema / Senator Kelly to publicly endorse the Build Back Better Plan and do everything in your power to push for a vote in the Senate before the end of year. What is the Senator's position on Build Back Better? Will they make a public statement today?”  

Additional Talking Points:
Since 2008, Arizona students have experienced the the deepest cuts in funding to higher education and the largest increases in tuition in the nation. Now more than ever, Arizona students are being priced out of a higher education. The students of Arizona are calling on you to help us make higher education more affordable and accessible by supporting the Build Back Better Plan. I urge Senator Sinema / Senator Kelly to support the Build Back Better Plan with all provisions of higher education investments intact.

Higher Education Investments:

These investments include:

  • $9 billion toward HBCUs, Minority Serving Institutions and Tribal Colleges

  • $7.6 billion toward Pell Grants, and—notably—a $550 boost to the maximum award for students annually

  • Expansion of the Pell Grant to Dreamers

  • $6 billion in additional funding toward HBCUS, MSIs and TCUs for resources and STEM-based learning opportunities for students.

  • $500 million in grants toward retention and completion

  • $700 million toward career and technical education