3 days into school, 3 opportunities to help!

September 7, 2012 No Comments »
3 days into school, 3 opportunities to help!

Only three days into the 2012-2013 school year and already there is tons to report as far as ways to get involved in supporting school funding. I already talked about the Portland Schools bond measure we’ll be voting on come November and provided a link to the Our Portland, Our Schools website for more information. With schools back in session, the campaign is wasting no time getting moving, announcing just this week their campaign co-chairs: Governor Barbara Roberts, Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Student Representative to the School Board, Alexia Garcia.  Today they announced their first fundraiser and YOU are invited! If you would like to support the bond by doing a little bowling, this could be just for you:

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On Saturday, September 22nd from 4p.m. – 7p.m. at Hollywood Bowl at 4030 Northeast Halsey Street the campaign is hosting a community-wide bowling tournament hosted by Congressman Blumenauer. Tickets are $35! For information about purchasing tickets, call 503-619-9080. You can also RSVP on Facebook for event updates, and to invite your friends!
For more information on the bond measure and the campaign’s efforts, check out their website at: http://www.OurPortlandOurSchools.com.

On a national level, The National Education Association (NEA) is asking folks to get involved by:
  1. Tell Congress to take a balanced approach to deficit reduction and reject more cuts to education.
  2. See state-by-state data and charts on what the sequestration cuts would mean for students, schools, and education jobs where you live.
  3. Read a summary of the devastating projected impact of the looming cuts on key education programs.
And last but not least, is the potential to get involved with Our Oregon (spearheading the give back the corporate kicker campaign) at their upcoming rally:
Rally to Restore School Funding!

On Friday, September 21, hundreds of parents, teachers, and students will stand up to say that our K-12 schools can’t afford more budget cuts. Join them to make your voice heard!

Rally to Restore School Funding
Friday, September 21
Grant Park, Portland (at NE 33rd and Brazee)
Music at 3:30pm, Rally at 4pm

Click here to sign up!

Or sign up through Facebook here.

That’s what I’ve got for this week but keep checking back because no doubt there will be more opportunities to fight for stable and adequate school funding for our public schools!

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