Saturday, March 09, 2013

Prevent furloughs of DoDEA educators, so that they can continue to educate the children of our brave military members! has been published!

Dear friends,
I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and ask for your support. Will you add your name to mine? If this petition gets 100,000 signatures by April 08, 2013, the White House will review it and respond!
We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.
You can view and sign the petition here:
http://wh.gov/7vtN
Here's some more information about this petition:
prevent furloughs of DoDEA educators, so that they can continue to educate the children of our brave military members!
We are asking that you issue an executive order preventing the Department of Defense Dependent Education Activity from being a part of the DoD civilian furloughs. DoDEA provides for the educational needs of over 84,000 military dependents in 194 schools in 14 districts located in 12 foreign countries, seven states, Guam, and Puerto Rico. There are over 8,000 proud teachers that provide for these military dependents who will not be able to do their jobs effectively if they are forced into these furloughs. Asking these fine educators to give up 22 days of teaching over the next 5 months is asking our military children to give up their educations! These cuts that the sequester is requiring of DoDEA will have a direct impact on our miltiary readiness across the globe.


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