Our friends at the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign submitted over 170,000 signatures in support of increasing school funding to the Secretary of State for validation. The Stand for Children team has been supporting this effort because we believe that increased investments in education, spent wisely, will be a benefit to our students.
The next step is for the signatures to verified, to ensure that they’re representative of our state – and that could take up to a month. More specifically, the measure needs 98,492 valid signatures, with 2% representing registered voters in each of our 35 senate districts, to secure a spot on the ballot in November.
This article from Chalkbeat has a great rundown of all of the details of the measure and what some supporters have to say about it.
If you’d like to help support this effort, sign up here and we will keep you informed about opportunities to engage.