Thank you for joining us on Twitter using hashtags like #StopChartersInKY, #FundPensionsNotCharters #StandUpForEducation and #FindFundingFirst when you Tweet or retweet @SOS_KY tweets. Add your legislators’ handles, along with @GovMattBevin.

In addition, you can help us gain more traction with decision makers by tweeting those who serve directly in the education committees. They are the ones who decide which bills will come out of committee and onto the floor for a vote (and what’s actually in those bills).

House Education Committee
(BOLD means they voted for Charters and they especially need to hear from you!):

To save on characters, it’s recommended you target your efforts to those on the committee who voted AGAINST public education in 2017:

.@BamCarney @drdanbentley @RepJimDeCesare @staterep78HD @BunchGina @philmoffett @reptimmoore @5boymom ‏ @MelindaPrunty @JamesATipton @rep_webber

Senate Education Committee
(BOLD means they voted for Charters and they especially need to hear from you!):

Handles of those on the committee who voted AGAINST public education in 2017:

.@maxwellwise @SteveWestKY @jrajra @dannycarrollky @kydavidgivens @SenatorJimmy @aliceforgykerr @slmeredithky1 @mikewilson2018

Allies

It’s also worth nothing the following Republicans who voted FOR public education in 2017 (they are our allies, so you can thank them on Twitter for their political courage):

In the House

.@JillYork1

In the Senate:

.@WilSchroder @Smithkysenate

Sen.  C.  B.  ‘C.B.’  Embry  Jr. – (not on Twitter)
Sen.  Tom  Buford – (not on Twitter)
Sen.  Wil  Schroder – @WilSchroder
Sen.  Brandon  D.  Smith – @Smithkysenate

Knights in Shining Armour

The following House Reps introduced a bill to repeal all of the charter school legislation that was carelessly passed in 2017. Please thank them:

.@atticascott, @repwestrom, @GeorgeBrownKY77, @mckcantrell, @RepJoniJenkins, @ReginaldMeeks @SannieO! #FundPensionsNotCharters #StopChartersInKY

Other Tags

Help us get national attention by tagging the following handles in your tweets:
@valeriestrauss @DianeRavitch @SOS_KY

Retweet Our Existing Tweets
https://twitter.com/SOS_KY

Click below to pull up a search of existing tweets with the same hashtags, add your legislators’ handles, and retweet the ones you like:

#PensionsMeanBusiness

#FindFundingFirst

#OurDaysInFrankfort

Follow and retweet the following allies in this fight on Twitter:

Kentucky Republicans for Public Education
A Few Good Women KY – @AFewGoodWomenKy
Attica’s Women On Watch (Bill Club) – @WOWKentucky
Gay Adelmann – @GayAdelmann
Kentucky Katniss – @lucywaterbury 
Tiffany Dunn – @bubenny5
Louisville School Beat – @LouSchoolBeat
Kentucky Strong – @ErinAndando

Download and Tweet our Existing Memes

Support Our Thunderclap

Also, be sure to support our #PensionsMeanBusiness Thunderclap here. Be sure to let small business owners know that you believe The Kentucky Chamber overstepped their bounds when they supported this pension bill.

Compose Your Own

Or, you can also compose your own tweets. Please use #FindFundingFirst and #NoSpecialSession so we’re able to find and retweet each other!

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