Thank you for wanting to get involved. In this campaign you really can make a visible difference in your city, namely at your local school board in cooperation with your local teachers union.
We are looking for people who will attend a school Board meeting, ask the Board to place our school board resolution on the agenda for a regular Board meeting as an action item and advocate for our proposal at that meeting.
The school board resolution asks the California legislature to pass a joint resolution petitioning Congress to pass our bill, America’s Weapons Rebate to Education Act.
The instructions which you can download below:
explain how you can bring the 25 Teachers’ Salaries campaign and resolution for “trading bombs for teachers” to your local school board. In other words whom to contact, what to send them and when, in order to get the 25 Teachers’ Salaries school board resolution onto the school board’s agenda as an action item. The goal is to persuade the school board to pass a resolution that asks the California legislature to pass a joint resolution petitioning Congress to pass our bill, America’s Weapons Rebate to Education Act.
For a full explanation of why we are doing the campaign through local and state government as opposed to going directly to Congress see the page called “Our Strategy” under the tab called “Campaign Documents”.
For more information or to ask questions about this process please write to us at info@25TeachersSalaries.org
We have presented our idea to these school boards: Davis, SacCity, Benicia, Elk Grove, Natomas, Folsom – Cordova, Vacaville, San Juan, Dixon, Oakland, Konocti, San Francisco, Sebastapol, El Dorado Hills, Jefferson Elementary, and Winters.
Also to the Sacramento City Council, Representatives Barbara Lee, Mike Thompson, and George Miller, and even the Clark County school board in Nevada.
In each school district we have contacted the president of the teachers association and asked whether they would work with us on getting their school board to pass our school board resolution. There have been varying levels of interest.