Michigan SB826 and HB5444 would withdraw the state from Common Core standards, an important step toward nullifying nationalized education in the state. SB826 passed he Senate Education Committee while HB5444 must pass the House Education Committee.
PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support these important bills.
1. Call the Senate Majority Leader, Arlan Meekhof. Strongly, but respectfully urge him to move this important bill forward to a vote on the Senate floor. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.
Senator Meekhof: (517) 373-6920
2. Call your own state Senator. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge him or her to vote YES on SB826.
Find your senator here: http://www.senate.michigan.gov/fysbyaddress.html
1. Call the House Education Committee Chair, Amanda Price. Strongly, but respectfully urge her to move this important bill forward to a vote in her committee. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.
2. Call the rest of the committee members. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on HB5444.
Daniela Garcia (R) Vice Chair 517-373-0830
Christine Greig (D) (517) 373-1793
Stephanie Chang (D) (517) 373-0823
Andy Schor (D) (517) 373-0826
Winnie Brinks (D) (517) 373-0822
Harvey Santana (D) (517) 373-6990
Adam Zemke (D) (517) 373-1792
Jim Tedder (R) 517-373-0615
Lee Chatfield (R) 517-373-2629
Tim Kelly (R) 517-373-0837
Ken Yonker (R) 517-373-0840
Pat Somerville (R) 517-373-0855
Ed McBroom (R) 517-373-0156
Lisa Lyons (R) 517-373-0846
Tom Hooker (R) 517-373-2277
Mike Callton (R) 517-373-0842
FURTHER STEPS TO TAKE
-Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days. Make sure to follow-up. If they say YES, be sure to thank them and, if possible, announce their committed YES vote to email and social media contacts. If they say no, politely ask them why. Get the information from them and contact us.
-Spread the Word. Share this information widely by facebook, twitter, email and other social networks.