POWER’s 100% Education Funding for All Rally: June 20 in Harrisburg

100% school funding

Looking for 15 GPC participants

On Wednesday, June 20th students, parents, community activists, faith community members from different traditions and their leaders will gather on the steps of the State Capitol Main Rotunda in Harrisburg for POWER’S DAY OF ACTION for 100% EDUCATION FUNDING.  As a group we speak to support legislation putting 100% of the Commonwealth’s Basic Education Budget through Pennsylvania’s Fair Funding Formula. Let us join together as a faith community, standing in solidarity with one another, continuing to call for an end to racial bias in education funding for our kids by challenging our state legislators and chief executive to enact fair and fully funded education for Pennsylvania’s public school students.

In addition to this group demonstration, we will march to Governor Tom Wolf’s office to pray for his support for legislation that puts 100% of Pennsylvania’s Basic Education Budget through the Fair Funding Formula. We will also visit our elected officials’ offices, asking each legislator to speak out in favor of POWER’s 100% plan!

GPC Specifics:
All are welcome, including youth (a great civics lesson field trip for all). Participate in as much of the program that works for you—your presence is important and needed! It would be great to take as many people from GPC as possible (15+ would be a great goal).  If there are enough people interested, van transportation could be provided (donations appreciated). Carpooling is also an option. We would leave church at 9:15am and be home at 4:00pm. Bring a bag lunch. Rest room and seating areas are provided in the state capitol or a nearby church.

General Program:
9:15 am –  Departure from GPC
11:00 am – Legislator Visits
12:15 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – Rotunda Demonstration
4:00 pm – Arrival back at GPC

For more information contact Mark Fifer at markbfifer@gmail.com.