Zimmer Introduces Resolution to Stop All Charter Growth in LAUSD

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September 4, 2012 LAUSD Boardmember Steve Zimmer has introduced a far-reaching resolution to which we are absolutely opposed. It includes many different elements, but this resolution has only one purpose - to limit parent choice.

Zimmer plans to introduce the resolution at the board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 9 a.m. The board will likely vote on the resolution on Oct. 9.

We want to pack the board room on Tuesday to make a strong statement that parents will not accept this action. Help us by spreading the word to your families and having them contact board members leading up to the vote.

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Email to board members

Parents can email their board member using our template letter with just a few clicks. Find versions in both English and Spanish at http://action.familiesthatcan.org.

Printable handout for parents:

English / Spanish

Robo-call script

ENGLISH

This is NAME, principal of SCHOOL NAME and I'm calling you because we need you. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Los Angeles school board will hear a major proposal that would hurt our school and take away choices from parents. Steve Zimmer wants to stop us from opening more charter schools and make it harder for our school to operate. Our board member needs to hear from parents. I'm asking you to please take five minutes right now to call our board member: NAME at NUMBER to tell him/her "Vote no on Steve Zimmer's resolution to stop parent choice." Again, that phone number is NUMBER. Thank you for your time!

SPANISH

Hola...le habla (NOMBRE), director/directora de la escuela (NOMBRE DE ESCUELA), y le llamo para pedirle su ayuda. Este próximo martes 11 de septiembre, la Junta Escolar del Distrito de Los Angeles va a considerar una propuesta que--de ser aprobada--perjudicaría a nuestras escuelas, y despojaría a padres de familia como usted de opciones escolares para sus hijos. Steve Zimmer quiere prevenir que se abran nuevas escuelas chárter, y poner obstáculos para hacer el manejo diario de nuestras escuelas mucho más difícil. El miembro que nos representa en la Junta Directiva necesita escuchar directamente de los padres sobre cómo esta propuesta nos perjudicaría. Le pido que tome cinco minutos para llamar ahora mismo a su miembro representante: NOMBRE y NUMERO, para decirle que "vote en contra de la resolución de Steve Zimmer para despojar a los padres de opciones escolares". Nuevamente, el número telefónico es (NUMERO). Gracias por su tiempo.