2011 Presidents Day Rally Monday, February 21 at the Capital Steps in Salem
With budget cuts looming, families and students will rally for adequate education funding Monday, Feb. 21, at the state capitol in Salem. Participants will gather at noon on the capitol steps to support Oregon legislators in protecting schools.
Gov. John Kitzhaber has announced he would propose a $5.56 billion budget for schools statewide—far less that the total spending in 2009-11, and an amount that could leave Oregon City School District with a projected budget shortfall over $9.5 million next year.
More information available at www.stand.org/or/rally
When: Monday, February 21st from 12pm to 1pm
Where: Oregon State Capital
How to attend: Organizers suggest that parents bring their children, grandchildren and a homemade sign. (Students do not have school in honor of Presidents Day.) Prepare for rain or shine, and bring lunch and water. Buses will provide transportation.
Sponsoring the rally is a coalition that includes Stand for Children, Community & Parents for Public Schools, Onward Oregon, the Oregon Business Association and the Oregon Education Association.
For questions, contact Rachel Langford firstname.lastname@example.org of Stand for Children.
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