Sunday, March 27, 2011

From Michigan PTSA Advocacy Chair, Kevin McLogan

March, 25, 2011

Again, I am calling on all of the advocates for education across the state to rise up and take action!

If you have done so already, THANKYOU! But that doesn’t mean that you can’t take another crack at it. If not, here is a great opportunity for you to make a difference.

Call your representatives and senators and let them know that raiding the K-12 School Aid Fund for purposes other than K-12 public education and the slashing of support for our children is unacceptable and will not be tolerated!

Go to where I have created a simple form that will help you craft an email that you can personalize with your own story about what these cuts mean to you. The Action Alert will remain up until April 15th, but I need you to act now!

This time, I need you to include some examples of how these proposed cuts will impact your children and your community. Including your own personal story is very powerful. If you are at a loss as to what this means, talk to your School Board Trustees, Superintendents and Principals for some ideas about what will be missing from our children's experience if these cuts come to pass.

I am counting on YOU to take action TODAY! The future of our schools, children and communities will be badly impacted if these cuts are allowed to take place.

As always,
Happy Advocating!
Kevin McLogan
Vice President for Children’s Advocacy

P.S. — Don't forget to save the date for Advocacy Day – Thursday May 12th at the Radisson in Lansing ! I am looking forward to an excellent Advocacy Day, and hope that YOU will make a commitment to attend!