Are any of these your representative? Contact them and let them know how important ESA's are to your family.
Kristin Bahner 34B, Maple Grove
Kaela Berg 56B, Burnsville
Robert Bierman 57A, Apple Valley
John Huot 57B, Rosemount
Heather Keeler 4A, Moorhead
Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn 48B, Eden Prarie
Dave Lislegard 6B, Aurora (NE MN, Iron Range)
Kelly Morrison 33B Deephaven
Liz Reyer 51B, Eagan
Mike Sundin 11A, Esko
Ami Wazlawik 38B, White Bear Lake
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Dear (fill in legislator),
Be a legislator who votes to empower parents and kids! My name is (fill in your name) and I live at (fill in your address). I am a concerned parent who has watched my child and others in our state suffer through school closures, online learning, and hybrid learning models throughout this pandemic. School choice would have enabled so many children to find a school in their area that was open safely and attend classes in person.
School choice is also necessary to decrease Minnesota's embarrassingly large academic achievement gap. Children should not be forced to attend schools where only approximately 25% of minority students pass basic reading and math requirements. Research shows that where school choice options are offered, the achievement gap significantly narrows. In the words of former Governor Mitch Daniels when implemented in Indiana recently, “Providing poor and minority families the same choice of schools that their wealthier neighbors enjoy is the purest example of ‘social justice’ in our society today.”
All kids benefit from school choice. Now is the time for you, (fill in legislator), to stand up for EVERYONE. Please support ESA language (Education Savings Accounts) in the Omnibus Education bill or add an ESA amendment giving an option for all parents to enhance their child’s learning. Even better, support SCHOOL CHOICE with vouchers to give parents of all races, in all neighborhoods, regardless of financial capabilities, the decision of where their child would get the best education. You have the power to do what is best for the education and mental health of ALL children.
Please vote to support ESA language in the Omnibus Ed bill.
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