MIL-OSI USA: Rep. Bass Statement on READ Act Reauthorization Act


Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Karen Bass (37th District of California)

May 16, 2022

Press Release

Last month, I, along with Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), introduced H.R. 7240, bipartisan and bicameral legislation with Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Marco Rrubio (R-FL) to reauthorize the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act of 2017 for an additional five years to equitably expand access to basic education for children around the globe.

As we push forward this extremely important legislation, I would like to thank the thirty-eight endorsing organizations that have worked diligently in the global education space over the years and have voiced support for this pivotal goal we are working toward. The U.S. is committed to ensuring that all children have access to quality, basic education, and it is urgent that we pass this important legislation swiftly.

Supporting organizations:

  1. Adama Women With Disability Association, Ethiopia
  2. Amal Alliance
  3. American Institutes for Research (AIR)
  4. Basic Education Coalition
  5. ChildFund International
  7. Concern Worldwide
  8. Education Development Center
  9. Education for All Coalition
  10. Equally Unique Initiative
  11. Food for the Hungry
  12. Global Campaign for Education-US
  13. Indigenous Peoples Global for Sustainable Development, IPGFforSD (International Indigenous Platform )
  14. International Rescue Committee
  15. Jesuit Refugee Service/USA
  16. Juarez & Associates
  17. Mott MacDonald/Cambridge Education
  18. ONE
  19. Professional Development and Research Center international (PDRC International)
  21. Rights for Disability Development Foundation
  22. RISE Institute
  23. Room to Read
  24. RTI International
  25. Sage Perspectives
  26. Save the Children
  27. School-to-School International
  28. SIL International
  29. SIL LEAD, Inc.
  30. Teach For All
  31. The Borgen Project
  32. The Luminos Fund
  33. Unbounded Associates
  35. Voluntary Services Overseas
  36. World Learning Inc.
  37. World Vision US
  38. Worldreader