Members of Congress to Show Support Toward Public Education

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact:
James Minichello
703-875-0723
703-774-6953 (cell)
jminichello@aasa.org

WHAT: Congressional leaders will voice their support for public education and share specific legislation that supports public schools. This briefing is part of Public Schools Week (March 12-16, 2018), a week when thousands of Americans are celebrating the success of public schools around the country. Thousands of public school supporters are speaking out about the achievements our public schools are making and the critical roles they’re playing in developing future generations of successful students.

WHO:
  • U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)
  • U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)
  • U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.)
  • U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello (R-Pa.)
  • U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.)
  • U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.)
  • Bonita Allen, Pennsylvania PTA 

WHEN: Wednesday, March 14 / 2 p.m. (ET)

WHERE: Room 430, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Can't make it in person? AASA will be live-streaming the event on its Twitter account, starting at 2 p.m. ET. Be sure to follow @AASAHQ for details.

Click here to access the I Love Public Education / Public Schools Week Toolkit, an online resource containing a calendar of events as well as messages, talking points, suggested social media messaging, info graphics and other information to help promote these activities and the great work underway in public schools.

Click here to view the list of organizations participating in Public Schools Week.
 
For more information, contact Sasha Pudelski, AASA advocacy director, at spudelski@aasa.org. Advocates of public education are encouraged to join the conversation on social media by accessing the #PublicSchoolsWeek and #LovePublicEducation hashtags.

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About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.