As 300,000 education jobs hang in the balance, the House of Representatives is considering the inclusion of $23 billion in emergency education aid to avert these layoffs.
Please call your representative immediately!
Congress needs to hear from you about the importance of providing these funds to our students, their schools and our communities. Without this money, class sizes will increase; classroom discipline and school safety will deteriorate; and essential programs like art, music, AP classes and summer school will be eliminated.
IN Wednesday's edition of the Washington Post included a letter to the editor from Reps. George Miller (D-Calif.) and David Obey (D-Wis.)?two of our staunchest allies on Capitol Hill on this issue?challenging those who oppose this aid. Their letter lays out the negative consequences of failing to provide this help to our children and educators.
Call your representative today, and urge him or her to stand up and protect our students and schools from a major crisis.
Tell your representative to take a stand for our children's sake, and for the sake of a stronger American economy. Our children deserve better.
Team STA to Participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
The STA is looking for members and friends to join our team. The Association would love to have a great showing of support from all schools and workplaces. Please use the link below to sign up for our team and if you have any questions please call the STA office x4526.
Date: Sunday, October 03, 2010
Location: Clinton Square
Time: Sunday, October 03, 2010
Map: Link to Directions
8:00 AM: Walker check-in
9:30 AM: Warm up
10:00 AM: Walk begins
In 2009, nearly 700,000 walkers across the country joined the American Cancer Society in our united fight against breast cancer. Together, we raised $60 million through Making Strides events - and we did it one donation at a time. More than a walk, the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program describes the progress we?re making together to save lives and create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays. You are helping us raise dollars and awareness that leads to this incredible progress; and we did it together, one walker at a time.
Important Event Information
- Remember, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a rain-or-shine event!
- No glass bottles are allowed at the event.
Are you a breast cancer survivor?
Please be sure to visit the Survivor Tent on the day of our event, so that we can celebrate and honor you. Pick up a special Survivor t-shirt, mingle with other survivors, and meet our staff.
- Gifts will be available for survivor participants
- All survivors are invited to the front of the crowd of walkers to be part of the ribbon cutting ceremony
- A few survivors will be selected to cut the ribbon and be involved in the stage program -- be sure that we can meet you if you'd like to be involved!