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Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday on March 1

This Friday, educators and policymakers will be donning their Cat-in-the-Hat hats and reading to children in honor of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Now in its 16th year, Read Across America Day, led by the National Education Association, is an annual reading awareness movement asking every child in every community to celebrate reading.

This presents an opportunity for us to raise awareness about ensuring that young people have the literacy skills necessary to be successful in college, career and life. Help us leverage this literary celebration by writing and sending an oped to your local newspapers.

Let’s raise our voices about the importance of reading in every community across the country. Join us in sending an oped to your local newspapers.

We’ve made it easy for you! We’ve created a tool for you to send a customizable oped to your papers in just a few clicks.

Take action and send an op-ed celebrating Read Across America Day. Then, send a message to your networks on social media. Use hashtags #kidswin and #liveunited.

Sample Tweets:
·        Read Across America Day is March 1. Send an oped about the
 importance of reading http://ow.ly/hXYcA #liveunited #kidswin

·        Celebrate Read Across America Day! Send an oped about early grade
 reading http://ow.ly/hXYcA #liveunited #kidswin

·        It’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Help us raise awareness about early grade
 reading. Take action: http://ow.ly/hXYcA #liveunited #kidswin

Facebook Post:
·        The NEA’s Read Across America Day is on March 1, an annual celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Join United Way in raising awareness about early grade reading. Send an oped to your local newspapers: http://ow.ly/hXYcA