The NAACP strongly supports the Fix America’s Schools Today Act, or
the FAST Act, S. 1597 / H.R. 2948. This legislation addresses two of our
Nation’s more pressing problems: public schools in dire need of new
construction, repair, renovation, modernization and essential
maintenance which has been deferred for too long and an unacceptably and
stubbornly high unemployment rate.
For information on the bill, which may come before the full Senate
for a vote in the next few weeks, and how you can become an advocate,
please see the attached Action Alert.
Hilary O. Shelton
Director, NAACP Washington Bureau &
Senior VP for Advocacy and Policy