Education levy supporters need phone-bank help

Posted on October 26th, 2011 by Editor


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.


  • StopTheMadness

    You have to be insane to support this. There is no way we should trust the school board to spend this money responsibly given the recent fraudulent activity, lack of accountability and the corruption selling school property to politically well connected individuals for way below market rates – $9 million in this case.

  • StopTheMadness

    You have to be insane to support this. There is no way we should trust the school board to spend this money responsibly given the recent fraudulent activity, lack of accountability and the corruption selling school property to politically well connected individuals for way below market rates – $9 million in this case.

  • MommyOfDudes

    This would not be handled by the school board, the monies would be handled by the city.

  • MommyOfDudes

    This would not be handled by the school board, the monies would be handled by the city.

  • Kirk Robbins

    Are campaign announcements appropriate for this site?

  • Kirk Robbins

    Are campaign announcements appropriate for this site?

  • Stefan Sharkansky

    The levy supporters can’t provide any evidence that the last 20 years and $255 million dollars of levy programs have made progress toward fulfilling all of their wonderful promises. Now the people who have run these failed programs wants to double down on their failure with our tax dollars. Of course they’re making grander promises “it will *ensure* that all children will graduate high school ready for college or career”. Seriously. They use the word “ensure”. How believable is that?

    This is a hugely expensive proposition. The average homeowner will pay almost $900 in extra taxes over the 7 years. (nearly $2.00 per $1,000 of assessed value). See the NO campaign website http://familiesagainstprop1.org/proptax.html to get a better estimate of your own tax liability

    Contrary to what MommyOfDudes wrote, millions of the levy dollars are passed along by the city directly to the school district.

  • Stefan Sharkansky

    The levy supporters can’t provide any evidence that the last 20 years and $255 million dollars of levy programs have made progress toward fulfilling all of their wonderful promises. Now the people who have run these failed programs wants to double down on their failure with our tax dollars. Of course they’re making grander promises “it will *ensure* that all children will graduate high school ready for college or career”. Seriously. They use the word “ensure”. How believable is that?

    This is a hugely expensive proposition. The average homeowner will pay almost $900 in extra taxes over the 7 years. (nearly $2.00 per $1,000 of assessed value). See the NO campaign website http://familiesagainstprop1.org/proptax.html to get a better estimate of your own tax liability

    Contrary to what MommyOfDudes wrote, millions of the levy dollars are passed along by the city directly to the school district.