Wednesday, Feb 24 at NOON
THING on WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24:
WHAT DO YOU NEED ME TO DO?
CALL OR EMAIL YOUR LEGISLATORS VIA THE SERGEANT-AT-ARMS OFFICE.
Leave a message for your legislators with the Sergeant-at-Arms (802) 828-2228 OR send your message in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(YOU MUST NAME YOUR LEGISLATORS FOR YOUR MESSAGE TO BE DELIVERED.
CLICK HERE to find your local legislators and their contact information)
WHAT DO I SAY?
Ask your legislators to support legislation that allows current school choice towns to CHOOSE to retain their traditional choice status when merging with districts that operate public schools.
WHY SHOULD I DO THIS?
It's Vermont - everyone who makes an effort to be heard DOES impact the process. Background information: Currently under the Act 46 merger process you cannot have a school and school choice. Legislators were ASSURED that school choice would not be threatened by mergers, so they approved the legislation. The school choice political "hot potato" was passed around until the State Board of Education decided Act 46 did not allow choice and schools to co-exist.
Montpelier has lost its focus on correcting this important issue. Together we can remind our lawmakers to represent our interests and allow our communities to have access to ALL available choices when merging under Act 46.
Schedule of Events if You Can Attend:
Parents, teachers, students, grandparents you are all advocates for school choice. In Vermont EVERY VOICE makes a difference with out legislators. They ARE interested in what you have to say.
12:00pm: You are encouraged to arrive at the State House.
“Home Base” is the Cedar Creek room where we will have materials to pass out, including a “pledge” we hope you can convince your legislators to sign, and have questions answered by event organizers.
Noon to 1pm: You will have the opportunity to find and speak with legislators during their lunch hour.
1:00 pm: The legislature will be called to the floor, during which time you can grab a bite to eat yourself, tour the State House, etc.
1:30 pm: THE MAIN EVENT will be a Press Conference in the Cedar Creek Room as soon as the House is done with the floor (estimated time: 1:30 pm).
Who is sponsoring this event?
This is a non-partisan event pulled together by concerned individual citizens and advocacy groups. Please email if you have questions. email@example.com
We are not the creators of this event, however we believe it is the best opportunity to reach our legislators as a group with ONE POWERFUL VOICE. Please join us.