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Help Get Funding Back for Palestinian Sesame Street

Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican, placed holds on $192 million in funding to USAID for programs in the West Bank and Gaza.

This money included the $2.5 million earmarked for the educational children's program Sharaa Simsim, or the Palestinian version of Sesame Street.

Those of you familiar with the show know that it's aimed at educating children, not only about basic literacy concepts, but also about vital interpersonal skills. The Children's Television Workshop believes that ALL children, everywhere, deserve access to safe, educational, thoughtful programming based on the simple concepts of caring, sharing, cooperation, and friendship.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Congresswoman in the United States of America
    Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
  • Representative
    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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