Dear Arizona Parent,
As a fellow parent, I want to take a moment to send out a quick, one-time
reminder about an important date for all parents to remember. Tuesday,
August 24, is primary election day.
Since 2009, our state Legislature has cut more than $1.2 BILLION from the
Arizona state K-12 education budget. As we sent our children back to
school this year, we witnessed results of these cuts: Higher class sizes,
cuts to programs like libraries, music and arts; and little to no funding
for basic supplies, from books to Kleenex. This has occurred in a state
that is already dead last in per-pupil funding nationwide.
Our kids can't vote; they rely on us to look out for their interests.
It has never been as important as it is now for parents to have a say in who
represents us--and our children--at the state Legislature.
As the overwhelming Prop. 100 victory showed, we can make a positive
difference for our children when we turn out to vote!
Please do something very positive for your children next Tuesday: VOTE!
We've put together a list of resources below to help you make an informed
choice when you go to the polls on Tuesday. Visit
VOTER RESOURCES & VOTER GUIDE for PIMA COUNTY:
*All of Arizona's legislators are up for election. To find your
legislative district, visit: http://bit.ly/d4TPrZ
*Visit our voter guide at VoteAZEducation.com to find out how your
legislators voted on key education funding bills in 2009 and 2010
sessions, as well as to read legislative candidate responses to our
12-question survey on education issues.
*Did you know: Registered Independents can vote in the primary election.
Remember: Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
*To find your polling place for next Tuesday, visit: http://bit.ly/91rWvP
*For a listing of early-voting locations, visit: http://bit.ly/b6PtNF
Do you need to register for the Nov. 2 general election or sign up to
receive your ballot at home? For details on how to do so easily, visit
AEN's 2010 Voter Guide at http://bit.ly/bFjnYV
The Arizona Education Network (AEN) was founded in 2009 by parents from
Tucson-area school districts with the mission of tracking education
legislation and encouraging education supporters to become informed
voters. AEN is an all-volunteer, non-partisan, non-profit group that does
not endorse candidates; we simply provide information so that you can make
an informed decision.
We send out regular email newsletters to help keep parents and education
supporters informed. If you would like to sign up to receive our free
newsletter, please visit: http://conta.cc/c9Y4bJ.
If you would like to learn how you can get involved with AEN and/or would
like to have AEN meet with your parent and/or community group, please
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your AEN Team