Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Philadelphia Mock Bake Sale for Public Education

Don't forget, this Thursday (4/12) is the Philadelphia Mock Bake Sale for Public Education.  Several state legislators have already agreed to attend the 4PM rally and this is an excellent opportunity to show our policymakers that we support public schools!  Below you'll find the email we sent out last week with all of the details on this important event.  We hope to see you there!
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On April 12th, Education Voters is partnering with Philadelphia parents, students and community members to hold a mock bake sale to protest state budget cuts and insufficient funding for public schools.  The message we are sending is that we can't possibly sell enough cookies to cover the budget gaps caused by systemic underfunding of public schools.  Elected officials at all levels need to come up with the necessary resources to provide an opportunity to learn for every student!

This event will be held at City Hall.  At 2pm, there will be a cookie delivery to members of City Council.  Then at 4pm there will be a rally and cookie event outside, with parents and students.
RSVP to our Facebook event HERE.

Please join us for this event--plan to attend and help spread the word.  Parent groups from across the city will be meeting for either one or both of the events to show our strength and our voices.  AND, this is only part of a statewide effort to create these types of events throughout the Commonwealth during the week of April 9th, so feel free to share this with people in other areas.

When:  April 12th, 2 pm and/or 4 pm.
Where:  City Hall, meet of the sidewalk on the North side (at N. Broad Street )
What you can do:  Plan to attend and bring a friend. Bring a few baggies with cookies for distribution too.

We hope to see you at this important event, however if you are unable to attend, please consider hosting your own event OR delivering cookies to your state legislator's office any time the week of April 9th.  Check out the Facebook page with more information HERE.

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