Reprinted from Save Our Schools Arizona PAC.
In November, voters will have the chance to VOTE NO on Prop 305, the universal expansion of Arizona’s ESA voucher program.
So, what is an ESA? ESA stands for Empowerment Scholarship Account, which is a deceptive word for voucher. Vouchers were ruled unconstitutional in Arizona in 2006 because they divert public money to private schools. So ESAs were created as a loophole.
Here’s a short video showing why we want a NO vote on Prop 305.
Tea-Publican state lawmakers are plotting with outside groups (read “Kochtopus” and Betsy DeVos) on a plan that could knock Proposition 305 off the November ballot before voters can decide the fate of Arizona’s expanded school-voucher program (vouchers on steroids bill). Will Arizona Republicans ‘repeal and replace’ voucher expansion to thwart referendum?
The goal is to repeal last year’s legislation that expanded the ESA program to all 1.1 million public-school students and replace it with legislation intended to address criticisms of the expansion, according to more than a half-dozen people familiar with the wide-ranging discussions.
Sen. Bob Worsley, a Republican from Mesa (a mythical moderate Republican), has talked in broad terms over the past week with lawmakers and outside groups about new Empowerment Scholarship Account legislation but did not offer specific details to The Arizona Republic.
The “repeal and replace” idea would circumvent Arizona’s referendum process, which allows voters to try to veto a law if they gather sufficient signatures to place it on the ballot.
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Jan 6, 9 to 12 noon, AZ State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St.Phoenix
“Save Our Schools is calling parents, teachers, and concerned citizens! On January 6 we will be kicking off 2018 as the Year to Save Our Schools with an event at the Arizona State Capitol. Bring all of your family and friends – we will march, make posters, hear from keynote speakers, listen to live music, play on bounce houses, and send the state a loud and clear message: We are here to support our public schools!
Please spread the word, check out carpool options, recruit friends and coworkers, and plan on joining us!
** Co-Sponsors include AZ PTA and AZ Schools Now **
9-10am: Coffee/hot chocolate, sign-making stations, expo booths
10-10:30am: Remarks from guest speakers
10:30-11:30: March to Save Our Schools
11:45: Call to Action by SOSAZ”