Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Save Texas Schools Rally this Saturday

I'm in. Are you?

Save Austin Schools

March: 11:00 a.m. starting at 12th & Trinity Rally: Noon-2:00 p.m. at State Capitol Bldg, 11th & Congress

Texas students are tough, but they've never faced a crisis like this. In communities across the state, the same grim headlines repeat: campus closures, teacher layoffs, deep cuts to core academic programs.

There is help for Texas students - IF our leaders have the courage to use it - and you can make a difference.

On Saturday, March 12th, join thousands of Texans for a march and rally at the State Capitol to send a clear message to our leaders:

* Make education a top priority!

* Use the $9.3 billion Texas "Rainy Day" Fund to support schools.

* Sign the paperwork for $830 million in federal aid for teachers.

* Fix school funding laws to be fair to all districts and to our growing student population.

Plan now to be part of this historic event! Talk to your family, friends, students, co-workers, teachers, neighbors, business leaders, members of your faith community and more. Ask them to join you in Austin on March 12th to show our leaders what matters to Texas.

Together, we can make a difference. Please stand up for Texas schools on March 12th at the State Capitol. Our future depends on it!

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