ED Advocate, League of Education Voters Newsletter, December 2014


Chris Korsmo
Chris Korsmo, CEO

Welcome to December! I hope you enjoyed a Thanksgiving full of family, friends, laughter, food, and of course, football. It's hard to believe that 2014 is almost over. This year, we made good progress on some important policy issues, including passing the College and Career Ready High School Diploma and a new voter-approved Seattle Preschool Program.

But as we all know, time does not stand still. My colleagues and I are looking ahead to the 2015 legislative session. Government Relations Director Frank Ordway recently wrote a blog post about the 2014 elections and highlighted the importance of bipartisanship in the upcoming legislative session. You can also hear from him on January 8, 2015, for a preview of the legislative session through our Lunchtime LEVinar series. Read below for more information.

Today is #GivingTuesday, which follows the eating (and footballing) on Thanksgiving, the hordes of shoppers on Black Friday, and the gobs of online sales during Cyber Monday. If you are thinking of participating in #GivingTuesday, I ask that you consider supporting the League of Education Voters in your year-end giving so that we can continue our work to ensure that all Washington kids have access to an excellent public education.

Thanks for all you do for kids. We couldn't do it without you.
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It's #GivingTuesday!

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday. December 2, 2014.#GivingTuesday is a great, new tradition to get into the holiday spirit of sharing and community gathering. Please consider the League of Education Voters Foundation in your year-end giving. Give Today

LEV's Activist of the Month

Doorbelling for Senator Hill. From left: Beth Sigall, Dawn McCravey, Betsy Cohen, Janet Suppes, (unknown canvasser), and Sen. Steve Litzow.
Doorbelling for Senator Hill. From left:
Beth Sigall, Dawn McCravey, Betsy Cohen,
Janet Suppes, (unknown), and Sen. Steve

At the League of Education Voters, we recognize all of the hard work that you do toward improving public education across Washington state. We are pleased to announce our Activist of the Month for December: Beth Sigall.

Read more about Beth's work this fall campaigning for Senator Andy Hill.
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2015 Legislative Preview

2015 Legislative PreviewJoin us for a preview of the 2015 legislative session with our Government Relations Director, Frank Ordway. Hear about what to watch for during this session, our priorities, and more! This 30-minute Lunchtime LEVinar will take place on Thursday, January 8, at 12:30 p.m. Learn more or register

Puget Sound Parent & Community Training

Access, Equity, & ExcellencePlease join us at our annual Puget Sound Parent & Community Training. The 2015 training will take place on January 24 at Highline Community College.

Hear from experts on closing the opportunity and achievement gaps, social-emotional learning, school discipline, early learning, K–12 education, higher education, funding, advocacy, and more!
Learn more or register

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January 24, 2015 | Access, Equity, & Excellence: Annual Parent and Community Training, Highline Community College, Des Moines
February 7, 2015 | Parent and Family Summit, Sunnyside
March 26, 2015 | 2015 Annual Breakfast, Sheraton Hotel, Seattle


January 8, 2015 | A preview of the 2015 legislative session, Online webinar

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