Head Start warned against lobbying
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- Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 00:06:15 EDT
US tells Head Start centers not to lobby against overhaul
By Laura Meckler, Associated Press, 5/29/2003
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is warning Head Start centers not
to aid lobbying efforts to defeat its proposed overhaul of the preschool
program for the poor. The centers' national association, which vehemently
opposes the administration's plans, says the warning amounts to an
unconstitutional attempt to silence critics.
Federal law bans using government money or staff time to lobby Congress. But
if a Head Start teacher talks to a Head Start mother about legislation and
her to call her representative in Congress, is that lobbying?
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