Federal funding for Reading is Fundamental, the nonprofit organization that provides books and literacy materials to 16.5 million children age birth to 8 every year, has been cut in the 2009 federal budget. This is a huge loss. If we're to compete in a global economy, all our children must be given the best reading resources at the earliest age possible. To let your congress person and the president know how you feel, go here. I just clicked through and it took about 3 minutes to send an email.