Reading Is Fundamental provides books and literary education to the children in the United States who need it the most. If you read this LJ, chances are you love books as much as I do and want every kid to have the opportunity to enjoy reading — and are probably as appalled as I was to learn that the proposed federal budget has eliminated RIF’s funding.
(This amount: $26 million a year. I’d wager the federal government spends more than $26 million a year on janitorial services for the Capitol.)
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