An opportunity to Act Local!
This from Marianne (Mansfield / Ohio TPP):
Many of you are aware of the hearings that will be starting next week regarding the repeal of Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
I had a conference call with some of the leaders around the state earlier in the week, and would like to share the Repeal Common Core Postcard Campaign idea we are excited about.
Needless to say, this postcard campaign is to supplement, not replace any phone calls, emails, tweets and Facebook posts that we're already doing.
The Game Plan
Nothing hits home like a hand written letter. The problem is, letters take forever to get through the system, but NOT postcards.
We would like to have our members send a postcard to the Chairman and the Vice-Chair of the Education Committee, which is where the first hearing will be held on Wednesday, the 9th.
Step 1. At your next meeting (or call a special meeting) make sure every person attending has at least two blank postcards. These postcards are very inexpensive, include postage, and can be purchased at the post office. (If you have no meeting(s) to go to, prepare your postcards at your convenience, at home, and mail them one at a time.)
Step 2. The first paragraph could be written as:
Dear Chairman Stebelton (or Vice-Chairman Brenner),
I am a taxpaying citizen of Ohio who is writing to express my support of HB237, and the complete repeal of Common Core Standards and any related testing and data gathering.
Heidi Huber, from Ohioans Against Common Core, also sent me the following documents that could be used to create additional talking points for these or future postcards:
RNC Resolution and Letter from the US House of Representatives to Arne Duncan, Secretary of the Dept. of Education.
Step 3: Collect all the cards at the end of the meeting and mail at one time. This will create a greater impact upon receipt.
Step 4: As the legislation passes through the committee, House and Senate, we will adjust our focus accordingly.
Where Do We Send the Postcards?
Rep. Gerald Stebelton, Chair (R)
Phone (614) 466-8100
Rep. Andrew Brenner, Vice Chair (R)
Phone (614) 644-6711
The Chairman and Vice Chair have the same mailing address:
77 S. High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Click Here for a Complete List of the Education Committee members. If your Rep. is on the committee, you may want to also send a postcard to him or her.
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