Democrats keep the Capitol on the road Feb 17-Mar 5 to listen to you.
PHOENIX -- As part of my on-going support for children and education in Arizona, I listened and advocated at the Capitol today with a new Tucson-based education support group called CARE.
I also met separately in my office with Tucson teachers to discuss education issues.
See details from AEA on Republican proposals for more proposed education cuts in the FY2010 budget.
If you want to speak up and have input on what's happening with education and funding, and I think you should, the House Education Committee will hold a Tucson hearing at 10am this Fri. Feb 13 at Flowing Wells High School's auditorium, 3725 N. Flowing Wells Road (just north of Prince). I plan to be there.
Committee Chairman Rich Crandall (R-Mesa) will run this meeting. He voted Jan 30-31 for the big cuts to education in the 09 budget 'fix', along with all other House Republicans.
Parents are holding a press conference at 9am outside the school, followed by a rally.
On overall budget issues, check out upcoming Arizona budget hearings by the Democratic caucus (UPDATE, details for Prescott and Flagstaff hearings; ASU, Sierra Vista, UA):
Tuesday, February 17 - Prescott
Wednesday, February 18 - Flagstaff/Northern Arizona University (RESCHEDULED - February 9 hearing was canceled due to winter storm)
Monday, February 23 - Arizona State University (Tempe campus)
Thursday, February 26 - Sierra Vista
Thursday, March 5 - University of Arizona (Tucson campus)
Legislative Dems have already held budget hearings in Casa Grande, Phoenix, Yuma and Tucson.
Hope you can make it to an event near you. More details on these events here later, or contact Cynthia Aragon at 602.926.5848