Action Item: Rep Frank Ryan

Reach out to Representative Frank Ryan and ask him to support fair funding legislation. He has a few school districts that are underfunded and has previously supported fair funding legislation.

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  • You can also point out that underfunded districts are forced to raise property taxes even higher, a point he may be sympathetic to.
  • Be polite, but direct. We aren’t asking for fair funding- we are insisting on it- for the sake of just treatment of our children.
  • Appeal to the morality of the issue- we aren’t treating all students with equal dignity and justice when we deny equity.
  • Remind him that inequitable funding is driving local property taxes up the most in the poorest communities.
  • Share something personal- how does this issue impact you, your kids, your community?
  • Use these sample emails for parents, teachers, and taxpayers for guidance or as a template if you wish: