Tax breaks for corporations or support for hard-working students? Seems like a no-brainer, right?

But as Congress finalizes its annual spending bill, the Federal Pell Grant Program  which provides financial aid to nearly 10 million working-class college students is yet again a prime target for cuts. Right now, the House leadership is pushing a proposal that would decimate Pell, booting about 500,000 students out of the Pell Grant program permanently, and as early as JANUARY. 

We cannot let Congress balance its checkbook on the backs of students. Follow the instructions below to fight back and save Pell.

1. HERE’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO:  Send a message to your elected officials in Washington, D.C., by entering your ZIP code at the bottom of the page.
2. Spread the word on Twitter by clicking on the tweet button.
3. Leverage your Facebook account by posting the graphic below to your profile.

Pell Grants are once again on the chopping block — we don’t have a moment to waste in speaking up for this critical program that helps nearly 10 million students attend college and earn their way into the middle class.

On Facebook

Help us spread the word about Pell on Facebook! Click this link to post the graphic below on your Facebook wall. Once you get to Facebook, just click “share” and show your entire network that you want to Save Pell.

You can also copy and paste this as your status:

Pell Grants help almost 10 million students attend college every year, but this vital support could wind up on the chopping block. Visit http://bit.ly/savepellnow to take action today and stand up for students.

On Twitter

(click on the buttons to tweet automatically)

#Pell Grants are under attack! Stand up for students and America’s future by visiting this action center. #SavePell

College costs have skyrocketed by 538% since the 1980s. Act NOW to #SavePell!

By age 24, you’re 10x more likely to have a college degree if your parents are rich than if they’re poor. #SavePell

Hard-working #students deserve our support! #SavePell to save our future. @NancyPelosi @SenatorReid @RosaDeLauro

Unless we #SavePell, America will fall behind in the global economy. Don't cut #Pell! @SenJonKyl @RobPortman @SenToomey

Do you care about America's long-term economic health? Then #SavePell! @RepNormDicks @JohnBoehner

E-mail Congress

This is the most important part! Enter your ZIP code below to write a letter to your congressional representative, showing you support Pell.

Just enter in your ZIP code, read the e-mail and hit "send."