Stand for Children Lobby Day!

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Stand for Children Lobby Day!

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

SPEAK UP FOR KIDS;  GET MORE FUNDING FOR ALL STUDENTS!

Our state legislature decides our school budget.  The legislature is meeting at the State Capitol in Salem from January 22 to June 30.

When they are making decisions, they rarely hear from parents or students back home.     When they do hear from us “regular” people, they sit up and notice. 

If you care about more funding for schools – THIS IS YOUR CHANCE.

Stand for Children  (www.stand.org/oregon)  

Day at the State Capitol

Monday, February 18th

Presidents’ Day,  a no-school day

All parents and students welcome

7:30am – bus for Salem leaves South Eugene High School

8am – bus leaves North Eugene High School

8am bus leaves Springfield High school

9am – start at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 290 Marion St NE, Salem

9am – 3pm – day in Salem; groups meet with legislators

3pm –  board buses to return to Eugene/ Springfield

Bus, breakfast, lunch and child care provided at no charge  IF YOU RSVP

 

Students can earn community service hours

 

You do NOT have to be an expert.  Each group will have a leader, and you’ll get a chance to share what’s on your mind. We will ask legislators to improve school funding, and fully fund Ballot Measure 98, to raise graduation rates & expand Career and Technical Ed. in High schools.

I am the local Stand for Children director & have been leading groups to Salem since 1990.  Contact me for information:  Joy Marshall   jmarshall@stand.org     541-912-2921

RSVP  www.stand.org/oregon

Stand for Children  (www.stand.org/oregon)  

Day at the State Capitol in Salem

Monday, February 18th

All parents, students, and friends of public schools are welcome!

SCHEDULE

NOTE – you’ll be walking outside  for a few blocks, so dress for the weather!

7:30am – bus for Salem leaves South Eugene High School (19th & Patterson)

8am – bus leaves North Eugene High

8am – bus leaves Springfield High

9am – arrive at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church,  790 Marion St, Salem

            Breakfast

9:30 – 11:30am – Guest speakers to explain school funding, advocacy

Break into small groups with a leader, who will prepare for your meetings            with your Legislators

11:15am –  With your leaders, walk a few blocks to the state Capitol

Small children may stay at church with child care providers (RSVP in advance for child care)

OR all children who are interested may accompany you over to the Capitol.

They are also welcome to speak with their legislators.

It’s a great experience for young people!

Students can earn community service

11:30 – 2:45pm

Sack lunch

With group leaders, meet with state legislators

Optional:  walking tour of the Capitol  building, available anytime at Info counter

Optional visit of Senate Education Committee 1pm

 

2:45pm – walk back to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Board bus

3pm – bus leaves Salem to return to Eugene and Springfield

4 – 4:30pm – buses back

 

Bus, breakfast, lunch and child care provided at no charge.  

 

Questions?  Joy Marshall   jmarshall@stand.org      541-912-2921

Details

Date:
February 18
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Venue

State Capital
900 Court st
Salem, 97301 United States
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