Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Raise Your Hand Advocacy Alert from Asheville City Schools Foundation

Thank you for signing up for our Raise Your Hand newsletter and being dedicated to defending our public schools and advocating for our children. The North Carolina General Assembly is heating up, and so are issues that may affect our schools. It is becoming clear that North Carolina's equitable, diverse, and thriving public school system is under siege.

We hope that you will take the time to read our alerts and TAKE ACTION, as the decisions made by the North Carolina legislature have a major impact on this community. 

In several weeks, we will be hosting two Advocacy Allies Meetings in which we encourage all of you to attend.  We will describe the work of the Asheville City Schools Foundation, discuss the issues being addressed in the North Carolina legislature and how they are impacting our community, and identify specific ways that each of you can be engaged and influence decisions in the legislature. More information about these meetings can be found below.

Read more about the issues and how you can become involved here.

Join this group of citizens, parents, teachers, and other community advocates  so that you can become informed of how the North Carolina legislature affects our schools and learn how we can best work together to advocate for our kids and influence public policy. Activities may include writing letters to the editor, tabling at our schools, making phone calls to our representatives, or conducting outreach through community newsletters.    

March 6th 5:30p-6:30p
March 8th 8:00a-9:00a

85 Mountain Street Asheville, NC 28801 In the Board Room, across from the main entrance.
We hope you will join us!
Please RSVP by February 28th to Carlye Gates at carlye@acsf.org.

"A strong public school system enhances the life changes of individuals while contributing to the health and vitality of the local and statewide communities of which we are all a part."
                                             N.C. State Board of Education, 
October 2012

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