We wins! NCLI ACT takes one giant step forward.

NCLI Act: Nature Crusaders Earn Environmental Education A Win!

Working together makes a difference!

Healthier Kids, A Healthier World – No Child Left Inside

House of Representatives Approves NCLI Act!
A Grassroots Victory in Washington for Environmental Education

We are pleased to report that environmental education won a major boost today when the U.S. House of Representatives approved the No Child Left Inside Act of 2008.

The bill received bipartisan support and was approved by a vote of 293 to 109.

This is only one step in the process, but it is a major one and gives us enormous momentum to keep working to pass the bill in the months ahead. And the vote represents a victory for all of us who care about environmental education.

We know from our work on Capitol Hill that we passed this bill because of the grassroots interest and energy of our members across the country. Those calls, visits, emails and letters made an enormous difference.

So thank you for everything you and your organizations have done in support of No Child Left Inside! You have turned this Coalition into a powerhouse.

Please send an email to thank those members in the House who supported the NCLI Act.

Our Coalition, formed only a year and a half ago, is growing every day. Today we have more than 745 member organizations, with more than one in every state in the country, representing well over 40 million people who understand the value of environmental education.

We’ll be in touch soon with information about next steps. For now, enjoy a victory that will one day pay great dividends for our kids and our environment. And continue to spread the word about No Child Left Inside.

Here is the final vote tally.

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 614 (Democrats in roman; Republicans in italic; Independents underlined)

H R 3036 YEA-AND-NAY      18-Sep-2008      5:25 PM
QUESTION: On Passage
BILL TITLE: No Child Left Inside Act of 2008
Yeas Nays PRES NV
Democratic 225 1 8
Republican 68 108 23
Independent
TOTALS 293 109 31
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