This is our last newsletter before the May 18, 2010 special election for Proposition 100. You just might have heard a little bit about Prop 100 in the media. ;-) However, we still hear folks asking us every day about what Prop 100 is all about. So please remain vigilant in your efforts, and talk to your friends, neighbors, mechanics or nail technicians about it. There's a lot of spin out there--but since you have been reading our newsletters, you know that administrative costs aren't high in AZ, and that the corporate tax cuts never made it out of the state senate, among other claims. So without further ado, here's the May 11th newsletter. (Which can also be viewed here with hyperlinks: http://tinyurl.com/2fb5nhv)
Arizona Education Network Newsletter
Countdown to Proposition 100, Let's Get the Vote Out!
May 13, 2010
Let's Get the Vote Out for Proposition 100!
We've been asked by many education supporters what they can do in the final days before the May 18 election to help get the word out. Here are a few ideas, as well as contact information for organized efforts in the Tucson area:
1. HOLD SIGNS ON ELECTION DAY - Tuesday, May 18
Hold "VOTE YES TODAY ON PROPOSITION 100" signs outside of your school at drop-off and at pick-up. Remember to stand off of your school grounds. If you plan on holding a sign at your school, please sign up here (http://www.doodle.com/vg46stgaecuqv49p) with your name, the school you plan to cover and whether you will at drop-off, pick-up or both.
2. SEND EMAIL AND FACEBOOK MESSAGES to your family and friends encouraging them to vote Yes on Proposition 100. For a sample email letter, click here for a message to send your friends. (http://tinyurl.com/2fb5nhv)
3. MAKE PHONE CALLS TO VOTERS. If you live in the Tucson area and are interested placing calls to potential voters, contact Marisela de Solis Kester with the Proposition 100 campaign in Tucson at email@example.com.
4. PAINT YOUR CAR. Paint your windows with the message "Vote Yes on 100". You can buy window chalk at Michael's, ACE Hardware or your local 99-Cent store. Have a window painting party at your next baseball game or swim practice.
5. HELP HAND OUT FLYERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA GRADUATION CEREMONIES. The Arizona Student Association is looking for volunteers to help hand out Proposition 100 materials this Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. If you are interested, contact David Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers will meet at 7 a.m. in the ASUA offices on the third floor of the Student Union.
For more information and/or ideas, visit AEN's Prop. 100 - Vote Yes Tool Kit.
As the May 18 Vote Approaches
You are Making a Difference
The Proposition 100 vote is less than a week away. The future of our local schools and universities hangs on the outcome of the vote on Tuesday, May 18. This has the potential to be a very close election. Every vote counts!
And no matter the result, we can celebrate because thousands have found their voice once again. And it is because of you.
Because of you, thousands of voters were registered in communities around Arizona.
Because of you, hundreds of registered voters signed up for the permanent early voter list and will now receive their ballots at home, making voting more likely.
Because of you, Arizonans are chipping away at the partisan albatross that has constrained a true, open, and honest dialogue about the state of public education.
Because of you, the sleeping giant is awakening.
And because of you, Arizona's students have a chance.
Proposition 100 is just the beginning, the first miles in a marathon to restore a basic and solid footing for our children's future. We will get there, because of you!
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