Washington legislators, remember your paramount duty
Washington legislators, remember your paramount duty (NPI illustration)

It is the para­mount duty of the state to make ample pro­vi­sion for the edu­ca­tion of all chil­dren resid­ing with­in its bor­ders, with­out dis­tinc­tion or pref­er­ence on account of race, col­or, caste, or sex.

– Wash­ing­ton State Con­sti­tu­tion, Arti­cle IX, Sec­tion 1


Do you believe in the Con­sti­tu­tion of Wash­ing­ton State?

Do you believe that all of our youth deserve a great education?

Do you believe that pub­lic schools are a essen­tial ser­vice that must be ful­ly fund­ed, so that every child in our state has the oppor­tu­ni­ty to gain the skills and knowl­edge they need to con­tribute to the well being of our demo­c­ra­t­ic society?

Then join us tomor­row as we ral­ly in Olympia for our stu­dents and schools!

What: The Ral­ly for Stu­dent Civ­il Rights and Amply Fund­ed Pub­lic Schools
When: Jan­u­ary 16th, 2017, 10:30 to 11:30 AM
Where: Steps of the Leg­isla­tive Build­ing (north entrance, fac­ing Tem­ple of Justice)

We are very proud to join with NAACP, Washington’s Para­mount Duty, the League of Women Vot­ers of Wash­ing­ton, El Cen­tro de la Raza, Wash­ing­ton Edu­ca­tion Asso­ci­a­tion, Wash­ing­ton State PTA, Pub­lic School Employ­ees, SEIU, School Nurs­es of Wash­ing­ton, Wash­ing­ton Asso­ci­a­tion of School Social Work­ers, Class Size Counts, and Wash­ing­ton School Coun­selors Asso­ci­a­tion in spon­sor­ing this rally.

There is no bet­ter occa­sion than Mar­tin Luther King Jr. Day to ral­ly for a great cause like stu­dent civ­il rights and amply fund­ed schools.

We hope you’ll join us and be inspired to work for change in our state.

About the author

Andrew Villeneuve is the founder and executive director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, as well as the founder of NPI's sibling, the Northwest Progressive Foundation. He has worked to advance progressive causes for over two decades as a strategist, speaker, author, and organizer. Andrew is also a cybersecurity expert, a veteran facilitator, a delegate to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

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