Our friends at Save Our Schools Arizona have launched a massive petition drive to reject HB2853, Universal Voucher Expansion. Join us this weekend as we support the statewide Signature Slam!
Universal ESA vouchers were overwhelmingly rejected by AZ voters in 2018; this year, Republican lawmakers defied the will of voters and brought the program back with no cap and no additional accountability. This means unfettered amounts of taxpayer funds will be siphoned away from public schools and into unaccountable private entities setting up schools with no requirements for teacher credentials or safety standards, no oversight of academic standards, and little to no visibility of how public funds will be spent.
Universal ESA vouchers are likely to siphon over $1 billion from our public schools if we allow this law to go into effect. All 85,000 current private school and homeschool students will be eligible for a $7,000 voucher on Sept. 24 if SOSAZ doesn’t turn in 118,823 valid signatures – meaning a potential $600M cut to our general fund overnight. And that’s just the first cut. Read more.
This weekend, you can sign the petition at Buffalo Park:
- Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday from 8 am – 10 am
Also, you can sign with us at the Flagstaff Community Market on Sunday (8 am – noon at the Aspen Street entrance).
SPECIAL SUNDAY NOTARY HOURS: Noon – 2 pm at 201 E. Birch (enter on the Riles Street side of the building).
Stop by our office Monday-Friday from 8 am to 3 pm to pick up a petition to circulate among your friends and family or around your neighborhood.
Sign up to volunteer as a circulator, notary, driver, verifier & more: bit.ly/SVEvolunteer
And we can use some extra notary help right here in Flagstaff: Contact us at 928-214-0393 to volunteer.Share this: