Our kids need you now! Keep writing and calling Gov. Scott to ask him to VETO HB 7069.
Late Monday evening it was officially confirmed that Scott has HB 7069. He has until June 27th to veto the bill or sign it into law.
Email Gov. Scott. Ask him to Veto 7069. Call Gov. Scott: 850.488.7146 or 850.717.9337 – Tweet Gov. Scott: @FLGovScott
This is a numbers game. If you called or wrote a week ago, do it again & often. Share this far and wide. The Governor’s office has been reaching out to pinpoint the letters we’ve sent. They are watching the numbers. Period.
If you keep sending letters through this link, they will be counted by the Governor and by us. We can verify how many of you take action and use those numbers to demand a veto.
If the Koch-funded Libre group keeps coercing charter parents to make the most calls and send the most letters, it will significantly impact Scott’s decision.
It’s our choice. We know this is summer. That’s no accident. The architects of HB 7069 – Speaker Corcoran, Rep. Manny Diaz, Rep. Bileca, the Kochs and Jeb’s Foundations are depending on us to lose interest and stop speaking out.
Prove these privatizers wrong.
- HB 7069 and its 278 pages was decided in secret by House leadership, not properly vetted by committees or debate, contains elements of over 50 unrelated bills and restricted to a up/down vote, no amendments, no discussion
- The additional $100 per student added to the budget does excuse the secret, manipulated way HB 7069 came to be
- It is unacceptable that House Leadership held the Gardiner expansion and Recess hostage to get HB 7069 passed and signed into law
- HB 7069 will devastate the financial well-being of districts
- Robs districts of essential Title 1 funding
- Forces districts to give an unfair portion of locally raised capital outlay funds to corporate charters who will build, improve and buy facilities that belong to them, not the public.
- Schools of Hope triggers a terrible “choice” for districts: Immediate closure or permanently turning over 115 schools to for-profit charter operators with no record of reversing the overwhelming effects of poverty
Tallahassee looks more like Washington D.C. every day. It’s become a place where policy is secretly decided and dictated to others by an elite few who often profit handsomely from setting the agenda.
If just the parents, grandparents, teachers and administrators of Florida’s 2.75 million public school children regularly sent letters and called Gov. Scott demanding that he VETO HB 7069, it could make the difference.
Put your face and name on this issue. Tell Gov. Scott it’s unacceptable to sign a bill that no legitimate parent group, professional administrator or educator supports.
Take action for the future of our children. All they have is us.
Please call and email Gov. Scott. Veto 7069. Call Gov. Scott: 850.488.7146 or 850.717.9337 – Tweet Gov. Scott: @FLGovScott
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