Anchorage Legislative Caucus meeting
10am - Saturday, Feb. 23
ASD Education Center
(Note: not at the LIO, as previously advertised)
We cannot march to the capital, but we can meet with our elected officials when they are in town. We need to empower our legislators to serve as a backstop to the proposed public education spending cuts. We MUST lobby our elected officials to continue the bi-partisan efforts last session to forward fund education, invest in our state's children, prevent mass lay-offs of educators, and remove politics from the classroom! In addition, we must restore a secure retirement system for educators and protect rural schools from arbitrary closures! We may not be negotiating with the district for a couple of years, but make no mistake about it: THIS IS the beginning of our next contract negotiations! (How will we get a fair and reasonable contract next time if education funding is slashed?)
If you live in the Eagle River / Chugiak area, your representatives are having their own caucus meeting at the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center (22424 Birchwood Loop Rd.) from 2-4pm the same day.vd.