Walk for children this Saturday!

March 18, 2009 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

Do you want to have a big impact on the future of
Washington education by talking a walk this Saturday?

If so, join fellow Stand for Children members on Saturday, March 21st from 10:00 – 12:30 to drop literature in the neighborhoods of legislative leadership in Bothell and Kirkland.

Why this action so important?
Gaining the support of the Chair of the Senate Education Committee, Rosemary McAuliffe (D – Bothell), and Senator Eric Oemig (D-Kirkland
), prime sponsor of SB 6048, are critical in passing pieces of education reform this session.  By making a presence in their communities they will know that parents are ready for change and want to see it happen this session.  We have a chance to let them know that our kids cannot wait, nor can they pay the price for our failing system any longer.

Why Now?

The legislative session ends April 26th.  We only have 40 days left to pass key pieces of reform this year that would:

  • lower class sizes
  • include early education for at risk children and full-day kindergarten into the definition of basic education
  • create more meaningful high school graduation requirements, and
  • create a uniform data base system to measure student progress

Here are the details:

Meet us at 10:00am Saturday morning in Bothell or Kirkland.  We’ll spend 15 minutes talking about what we are doing and then hit the streets with flyers.
We’ll provide flyers, maps of where to go, and a talking script just in case you run into someone who wants to know what we are doing.

Students are welcome to join us and will receive community service hours if they do!

Kirkland Meeting Spot: Starbucks
9721 NE 119th Way
, Kirkland, WA

Bothell Meeting Spot: Starbucks Coffee
18931 Bothell Way NE # A, Bothell, WA


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