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Legislative Background

Legislative Background

Reading Is Fundamental for America, but
Millions of children are living in the U.S. without access to books.

Preparing and motivating children to read begins with having a book. Since 1966, RIF provided an effective book distribution program serving 4 million children in 17,000 locations across every U.S. state and territory annually with the help of more than 400,000 volunteers.

In March 2011, Congress eliminated RIF’s federal funding at a time when we know many families need us the most. Without this federal funding, RIF has not be able to serve naely as many of America’s children most at-risk for academic failure -- 2 million fewer children! We need your help reaching out to Congress. Tell Congress you care 

RIF = Real Solutions, Real Impact