Uncategorized April 1, 2009

Sign the Washington Kids Can’t Wait Petition today.

Will you sign the Washington Kids Can’t Wait Petition. With your help, we have surpassed 6,000 signatures from parents, educators and students.

Now more than ever, we need to speak up in support of public schools and for re-defining basic education to include all the essential programs our children need to succeed in school and life.

This week, our state lawmakers released budget proposals that would make devastating cuts to public schools. We need your help to show Senate and House leaders and the Governor that minimizing cuts to public education is a top priority for Washingtonians.

Please ask two friends to sign the Washington Kids Can’t Wait Petition today. Our goal is to reach 10,000 signatures by this Friday.

Reaching our goal will send a loud and clear message that we want our lawmakers to protect education programs that are essential to children and schools, such as:

• Initiative 728, which provides funding for up to 5,000 teachers statewide;
• Levy equalization, which help the poorest school districts in the state; and
• Early childhood education and funding to lower K-4 class sizes, which research shows is important for the success of young children.

Please help us reach 10,000 signatures by Friday. Ask two friends to sign the Washington Kids Can’t Wait Petition today.

Thank you again for your support.

Lisa Layera Brunkan and Susan McBurney, Fund Our Future Washington
Kelly Munn, League of Education Voters
Shannon Campion, Stand for Children
Laura Bay, Washington State PTA
Washington Kids Can’t Wait!