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Education levy supporters need phone-bank help

October 26th, 2011 by Michael

Prop. 1 would raise more than $231 million over seven years for Seattle Public Schools.

The Families and Education Levy organization wants residents of Magnolia to sign up for phone bank duty to help ensure the passage of Proposition No. 1, a levy that would temporarily boost property taxes to raise funds for Seattle Public Schools.

The organization has sent e-fliers to the school district and Magnolia and Queen Anne schools asking for volunteers who can spend a few hours a day calling people and informing them about the levy. Students are welcome to participate and volunteers can even set up phone banks at their homes. Needed times are:
11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29 at 402 Ninth Ave. N
5-9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31 at 402 Ninth Ave. N
5-9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 402 Ninth Ave. N
5-9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3 at 402 Ninth Ave. N
11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5 at 402 Ninth Ave. N

The levy which Seattle residents can vote for Tuesday, Nov. 8, would approve the collection of $231,562,000 in property taxes over seven years. The money would fund school readiness and early learning, academic achievement in elementary, middle and high schools. It would also support student health, the community partnership fund and research and evaluation programs. Details can be found by clicking here.

The Families and Education campaign headquarters are located at 402 Ninth Ave. N. in South Lake Union. For more information visit www.familiesandeducationlevy.org or call Kerry Cooley-Stroum at 206-910-1400 kcs@seanet.com or Dawn Bennett at 347-581-8021 msdawnbenett@gmail.com.

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