HB1049, the damaging private school voucher bill, is closer to passage than ever before. NOW is the time to act and ask our legislators to reject vouchers.
Studies show that vouchers do NOT produce better results for children. A voucher plan would mean tax dollars drained from our already underfunded public schools, requiring budget cuts to our local schools to pay for this gimmick. If this door is opened, anti-public school advocates will come back year after year to divert more and more public school dollars to this scam. We have seen it over and over in other states. Leaving the most at-risk in underfunded schools.
It is time to ask our elected officials to please commit to the hard work of representing public education as a public service. Now is not the time to abandon public schools by pushing education off to private school vouchers.
CALL the members of the House Finance Committee TODAY and tell them to vote NO on the voucher bill, HN1049! The committee will meet this Tuesday, January 26 at 3pm, so speak up NOW!
We are asking for personal emails and phone calls. You can copy and paste the committee members’ email address from the list below. Be sure to note in your email and mention in your phone call if you are a constituent of one of these legislators. Also be sure to include your mailing address. Personal calls will be more effective.
Thank you for being a voice to strengthen public education in Tennessee.
(Dist 68, Montgomery Co)
(Dist 39, Franklin, Moore, Marion Co)
(Dist 34, Bradley Co)
(Dist 87, Shelby Co)
(Dist 82, Lauderdale,Crockett, Haywood Co)
(Dist 5, Greene Co)
(Dist 26, Hamilton Co)
(Dist 72, Henderson,Chester, Decatur, Perry Co)
(Dist 61, Williamson Co)
(Dist 95, Shelby Co)
(Dist 16, Knox Co)
(Dist 29, Hamilton Co)
For more information about the bill’s passing through subcommittee please read links below.
And if you know your lawmaker is doing a great job and is not supporting vouchers, use this time to thank them for supporting public education!