After weeks of public testimony in numerous hearings, it looks like the Alaska State Senate is finally going to vote on SJR9 - the bill that would let the people of Alaska vote in the November General Election to amend the Alaska Constitution to allow the use of public money for the benefit of all Alaskans seeking educational/training aid regardless of whether individuals enroll in public or private institutions.
Currently, most private schools are not affordable for working class and lower income Alaskans. SJR9 would even the playing field and provide more opportunities for children in our state to thrive academically.
The NEA, the public school teacher union, has spent massive funds lobbying against SJR9.
We have one more opportunity, on the Senate side, to counter their propaganda with common sense.
1) SJR9 gives working class and low income Alaskan parents equal opportunity to choose the school of their choice for their kids.
2) SJR9 is only opening the door to many possible school funding scenarios. It is simply unlocking the door so the people of Alaska can determine what is best at the polls.
3) Passing SJR9 gives Alaskans an opportunity to vote on an extremely important issue. Let the people of Alaska vote !
Our hope is to get at least 100 Alaskans to call the following three State Senators who are either undecided or have indicated they are against SJR9.
PLEASE CONTACT THEM ASAP URGING THEIR SUPPORT OF SJR9 FOR THE THREE REASONS STATED ABOVE
Senator Click Bishop: 800-336-7383
Senator Bill Wielechowski: 800-550-2435
Senator Gary Stevens: 800-821-4925
Thanks for hanging in there with us. All Alaskans deserve educational choice. Help make it happen.