MEDIA ADVISORY: Families Rally To Put Legislators on Notice About Voting on Charter School Bills

April 16, 2015

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Contact: Shawn Brown
(916) 546-6453

(Richmond, California) - More than 100 hundred parents, students, teachers and charter leaders will gather and stand in unity to send a message that votes on legislation in Sacramento impacting charters public schools are important to Richmond families.


Rally to educate our elected legislative representatives that families deeply care about votes that positively and negatively affect charter schools and our children.


Friday, April 17, 2015 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Richmond Civic Center, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804


To demonstrate that families, teachers and charter school leaders care about conversations taking place in Sacramento on proposed legislation that will take away charter schools' independence and will make it easier to deny charters as well as proposed legislation to help charters serve more kids with better facilities and programs. And to send a strong message to elected officials like Assemblymember Tony Thurmond that families in Richmond are counting on him to lead on important issues affecting all public schools. Parents and teachers will be available to speak to the media.

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About the California Charter Schools Association
The California Charter Schools Association's vision is to increase student learning by growing the number of families choosing high quality charter public schools so that no child is denied the right to a great public education. Our mission is to ensure a million students attend charter public schools by 2022, with charter public schools outperforming non-charter public schools on every measure. We do this by serving as the advocacy organization that builds the policy environment needed to grow as quickly as possible the number of students attending high quality charter public schools. For more information, please visit our website at