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Posted by Jerry Bender on March 6, 2015 at 01:40:40 PM
Town Hall Day Scheduled
Saturday, March 14, 2015 has been set aside by legislators as a “Town Hall Day.” Most legislators will be in their home districts for meetings with constituents. This is another excellent opportunity to engage with your local legislators. If your legislators are friends of education and have committed to support full implementation of HB 2261/HB 2776 and compliance with McCleary, attend their meeting and express your thanks—and confirm their support. There may be constituents in attendance who either have not heard your message or may disagree with your message. Don’t stay at home and let them capture your legislators’ attention. On the other hand, if your legislators have been less-than-supportive of your education opinions, don’t let them win by default by avoiding their meetings. You can be sure that will simply harden their own opinion and will excuse their lack of support by saying they never heard from educators. Don’t make it that easy.
Here is a short list of Town Hall Meetings prepared by the House Democratic Caucus. It does not have details on times or locations of other scheduled meetings; we will provide updates as we receive them. For now, we’d encourage you to make a note on your calendar for March 14. Not all legislators will hold a Town Hall meeting, and even if they do, it may be scheduled at a different time. Legislators are not required to hold Town Hall meetings and are not required to hold their meetings during this specific designated day. If you don’t see your legislator(s) listed, please contact them for information.