MONDAY 6/19/17 CALLS TO ACTION: Public money for private pockets

FEDERAL: 

DIANE RAVITCH ON “SCHOOL INC.” – (Video) Can education be run like a business? PBS’s series “School Inc.” makes the case, but not everyone thinks it makes the grade. Education historian Diane Ravitch tells us why.

Ravitch: Why is PBS running this education documentary? – “But this month the Public Broadcasting System is broadcasting a “documentary” that tells a one-sided story, the story that DeVos herself would tell, based on the work of the late free-market advocate Andrew Coulson. Author of “Market Education,” Coulson narrates “School Inc., “ a three-hour program, which airs nationwide in three weekly broadcasts on some PBS stations”

Dear PBS: School Inc. is right-wing, DeVos propaganda. Tell the truth. Air Diane Ravitch’s response. Air Backpack Full of Cash.

Sign the Petition

If you’d like to call PBS and ask them directly to show “Backpack Full of Cash,” their number is: 1 (703) 739-5000

 

STATE: 

YOUNG ACTIVISTS THREATENED WITH ARREST FOR TRYING TO DELIVER A LETTER TO SPEAKER TIM MOORE’S OFFICE

If the citizens of North Carolina aren’t able to access the offices of their representatives in the General Assembly, especially those of the Speaker of the House, then who, exactly is this legislature working for? The elected officials in Raleigh should be reminded that they are not our leaders, they are our employees. They are employed at the pleasure of the people, and given people’s general dissatisfaction with politicians, our legislators should be worried about their jobs.

Speaker Moore peeks out from his office to make sure the scary voters are gone.

Call, write or Tweet Speaker Tim Moore and let him know that we will not be deterred from petitioning our representatives in government for a redress of grievances. If Moore doesn’t want to speak to constituents, then he should step down and let someone with an interest in governing have the job.

House leader Tim Moore contact info:

919-733-3451

Tim.Moore@ncleg.net

Twitter: @NCHouseSpeaker

https://www.facebook.com/speakermoore/

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Joint Program Committee & Executive Committee Meetings – Tuesday June 20, 2017 Program Committee 6-7 PM, Executive Committee 7-8 PM at RCDP Headquarters 803 W. Salisbury St. Asheboro, NC

Let’s Pack the Courtroom for the League of Women Voters –   US District Court 324 W Market St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401  The trial begins on June 26th at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 3.  The League of Women Voters of NC is going to trial over NC’s ridiculously partisan gerrymandering. If athletes play better when the stands are packed with supporters, let’s assume attorneys do, too!

NCDP Unity Dinner (Formerly Jefferson-Jackson Dinner) July 15, 2017 – Details TBA

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