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Raise Your Hand Billion Dollar Bake Sale/Rally for Sustainable Funding
Props to the 150+ parents who came out to our Billion Dollar Bake Sale/Rally for Sustainable Funding yesterday. Our goal was to log 1k calls to electeds to demand revenue solutions, and we ask you to keep making phone calls to legislators before the Springfield session ends on 5/31. We’re also calling on our aldermen to find sustainable revenue solutions and will be planning actions regularly to ensure that our school budgets are not decimated this fall.
Press from our Bake Sale
ABC - CPS Parents Rally to Protest Extreme Budget Cuts http://abc7chicago.com/education/cps-parents-rally-to-protest-extreme-budget-cuts/1355225/
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Budget cut flyer- customize for your school
We’ve created a customizable flyer that you can use to canvass at your school and in your neighborhood about the estimated cuts. Use the link to Apples2Apples data here to find the estimated cuts at your school, and create a flyer using the PDF. Print and share with your school community and get to work on making phone calls to your state and city elected officials.
The unelected BOE met yesterday:
50 more schools get privatized engineers
Claypool to lead buses to Springfield but urged to act locally