To all of you (over 150) folks who emailed me with your concerns about our schools... The petition effort to collect the 1,400 signatures we need to hold a referendum is well underway. I don't have to tell you how critical it is to restore the funding cut by the council. So if you haven't signed the petition yet, please take advantage of one of several opportunities over this week:
- School support rally, Tuesday 8/3 starting at 4:30pm, at the corner of Turnpike and East Main (in front of BankNewport),
- Portsmouth High School, Thurs 8/5 & Fri 8/6, from 6-9am & 4-7pm... just drive up, sign, and drive off.
And when you come, please bring some friends with you.
If these times don't work for you, let me know and we'll find another way to get to you. Every voice, every signature... and every vote... is key to shaping our own future. It's all on us.
I thank all of you once again for your calls, emails, letters, and your presence at the budget meetings... now we need to push all the harder to get this question to a town-wide ballot.
I apologize if you have received this information previously... we just want to be sure that everyone gets the word in time to participate. If you wish, please feel free to forward this email on to anyone you think is interested in supporting the effort.