Because we had such a good time the first time, it's time for Postcard Party Round Two! I'm keeping all the wonderful things about the January event and building the event out to provide even more opportunity for collaboration, education and mobilization.
This time, we will have a legislative theme to focus on: Education Policy and Impact. I am sure you have all heard about the intense debate surrounding Trump's pick for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos. Unfortunately, she has been confirmed despite the millions of calls, letters and faxes pleading Republican senators to vote no. Now it is more important than ever to educate ourselves about the school systems in Texas and across the country and figure out what we can do to support children (support everyone, really) at the local, state and federal levels.
I've invited a couple of people who are informed and passionate about education policy across the state as well as in East Austin to come and speak. More details and specific speaking times to come!
I will provide the postcards and some writing utensils, as well as a list of current legislation and issues that focus on education and school funding issues. However, please come with your own ideas to write about, and sign up for the action campaign above! You don't have to write about education specific things, but this is a good opportunity to learn what the heck even is a charter school or voucher system, anyway.
We will be meeting at in.gredients! Please buy drinks and snacks when you come! In.gredients is an incredibly cool local business run by some of the most caring people in the community.
You can stay for 15 minutes or an hour, whatever floats your fancy. I'll take care of posting the cards, but if you want to give me a buck (or a stamp) to help defray the cost, it would be greatly appreciated. Any money collected that does not pay for event costs will be donated to an East Austin educator for classroom supplies and development.
PS: If you have extra postcards or supplies you want to bring, feel free! It's not required, though.