Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Save Education Protest - Las Vegas, Nevada

Note:  The "Save Education Protest" is being organized by the students.

To Whom It May Concern (students, parents, faculty, staff, community members, everyone):
If you want to fight to keep education alive, help us send a loud and clear message to Carson City by joining us:

Date- Sunday, March 6th
Time- 12pm
Location- In front of Bellagio Fountains on the Las Vegas Boulevard sidewalk
Background Information- The legislature is preparing to vote on a budget that could drastically cut education in Nevada. What does this mean for us?

1.  Our higher education system will be losing several additional programs, many highly-qualified faculty and numerous current and potential students. 
2.  For K-12 education, we will have one of the lowest national per pupil spending in a state that is already 48th in the nation for education. 

3.  Businesses will stop developing in Nevada without an educated workforce or a decent education system for their families. 

It’s embarrassing and shameful.  No service is more fundamental to the development and maintenance of a vibrant community than public education.   The time has come to mobilize and show the state that we are not willing to make any more sacrifices to education.

For more complete details on Shut Down The Strip, join us for a meeting on Thursday, March 3rd from 7:00pm-7:30pm in the Student Union food court.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Follow us on twitter: shutdownstrip.

Join the Facebook Group:  Shut Down the Strip for Education

As a coalition, we need to tell our elected officials to STOP MESSING WITH THE FUTURE OF OUR STATE!

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