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Upcoming Events

Here are some upcoming events across Texas related to the School Voucher Debate. We strongly encourage you to attend, learn more about how Vouchers work, what's at stake, and how to get involved in the fight to preserve quality public education in the state of Texas.

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September 16

University of North Texas at Dallas Legislative Town Hall

The Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc will be hosting a Legislative Town Hall with state elected officials to highlight legislative successes and provide guidance for community engagement.

September 16

House District 101 Town Hall - Arlington

Join State Representative Chris Turner for a town hall update on the 88th Legislative and Special Sessions.
He will discuss legislative successes, property taxes, the next highly likely special session on public education, and will take your questions.

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September 20

House District 100 Legislative Town Hall

Join State Representative Venton Jones for a House District 100 Legislative Town Hall on Wednesday, September 20th at 6:30PM.

He will provide an update from the 88th Legislative Session and discuss public education and the upcoming special session on vouchers coming this Fall.

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September 23

Join State Representative Ana-Maria Ramos for a Special Session III Legislative Workshop. Get involved, discover the art of crafting policy amendments, and actively contribute by submitting your own ideas to enhance our education system. Hear from State Representative Ana-Maria Ramos on the latest insights in the Texas Legislature.

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September 23

Teachers at TribFest Meet Up- Panels on “School Choice

You are invited to meet Raise Your Hand Texas on Congress Avenue in Austin on Saturday, September 23rd for Open Congress at The Texas Tribune Festival – all for free and open to everyone, no Festival ticket needed! Join us for any of our events, but especially for the event to appreciate teachers and listen to your thoughts at 10:30 a.m. after the panel.  

 

We invite teachers to join Raise Your Hand Texas to share your thoughts about the panel and how to be involved during the upcoming special legislative session. We will also have some special swag for teachers. We hope you will invite other teachers that you know! 

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September 24

Vouchers and the Upcoming Session Town Hall

Join us on Sunday, September 24th, at the South Austin Rec Center for an important Town Hall event! Representatives Gina Hinojosa and James Talarico, alongside a panel of community stakeholders, will delve into the future of public education and the forthcoming special session on school choice.

This event will be an opportunity to explore how school vouchers will impact our county from community leaders and education experts, and how you can get involved and safeguard our public schools.

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September 27

Dallas Public Education Town Hall 

State Representative Jessica Gonzalez is hosting a Public Education Town Hall on September 27th at Rosemont Lower Elementary School. Everyone is welcome to attend to learn more about the state of our public schools ahead of the upcoming special session on public education and school vouchers.

 

The town hall will include State Representatives Jessica González, Ana-Maria Ramos, Toni Rose, Carl Sherman, John Bryant, and DISD Trustee Ben Mackey. Your voice matters, and we look forward to seeing you there!

October 2

Community Townhall Luncheon with Representative Shelby Slawson

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Join us for an opportunity to connect with your community at the Community Townhall Luncheon featuring Representative Shelby Slawson. This in-person event will be held at 1206 West Avenue B, Copperas Cove, TX, USA. It's a chance to learn more about current legislation, health benefits, small business, and economic growth.

This is a Q&A event, so It's a good opportunity to show up and ask Representative Slawson to clarify her position on vouchers in the state of Texas.

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October 6

Rally For Public Schools

 Join the Rally For Public Schools on October 6th from 3-5 p.m. at Representative Button's Office! Let's unite with constituents, advocates for public education, and community members to tell Representative Angie Button: Say NO to vouchers, and YES to public education funding! Together, we can protect our schools' future.

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October 7

Boot Vouchers Rally

Join educators and parents, grandparents and students, and community allies, at the Texas Capitol on October 7th, 12pm CST for a rally to Boot Vouchers and support funding our neighborhood public schools!

This rally is an attempt to show the public that Governor Abbott’s claim that all Texans want vouchers is not true.  We would like to put a massive number of people on the south lawn for this to show the world that his agenda does not benefit public schools.

October 11

Rooted Texas San Antonio Public Education Policy 101 Webinar

The Governor has called a Special Session for Monday, Oct. 9th at 1:00 p.m. focusing on public education.  Join us for a webinar to better understand the issues that will be front and center for the upcoming special session and how you can get involved!

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October 17

League of Women Voters of Dallas October Unit Meetings

The League of Women Voters of Dallas will be holding their October Unit Meeting on School Vouchers on October 17th at 11:30 A.M. at the Hudson House Restaurant at 4040 Abrams Rd., Dallas 75214.

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October 18

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HEB Council of PTAs Legislative Town Hall with Representative Salman Bhojani

The HEB Council of PTAs will be hosting a Legislative Town Hall with Representative Salman Bhojani to discuss upcoming legislation during the third Special Session.

Come learn about the legislative process and hear firsthand from Representative Bhojani about how upcoming legislation impacts our community and public education.

1849 Central Drive

Bedford, TX 76022

Wednesday, October 18th

6:00 - 8:00 PM

This event is open to the public.

October 19

Coffee Jolt with Senator Sarah Eckhardt

Coffee Jolts are back! Join Senator Eckhardt to catch up on what's been happening over the past few months and what's to come in the Third Special Session. Please join me at Epoch Coffee on Far West (3900 Far West Blvd) in Austin so we can grab a coffee, discuss your recent concerns, and talk all things Texas politics.

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