Approximately 2000 Expected for the 2017 Texas Public Charter Schools Rally

Approximately 2000 Expected for the 2017 Texas Public Charter Schools Rally

Governor Abbott and Commissioner Bush to keynote rally in support of Public Charter Schools

Christine Isett
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Event Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) is hosting its 2017 Texas Public Charter Schools Rally at the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, April 26, with about 2,000 participants including public charter school students, parents, teachers, leaders, and advocates from campuses across the state.

The rally program features keynote remarks from Governor Greg Abbott and Commissioner George P. Bush. Other speakers include a charter school student, parents, and legislators, including Senator Donna Campbell and Representative Harold Dutton, authors of key charter school legislation.

While nearing the last month of the 85th Legislative Session, rally participants seek to raise awareness with legislators on the importance of quality public charter schools and garner support for key priorities including securing facilities funding for public charter schools. Texas Public Charter School Rally participants will advocate in support of the 250,000 current Texas charter school students and the more than 141,000 students on a waiting list.

Access: Open Press

Governor Greg Abbott
General Land Commissioner George P. Bush
State Senator Donna Campbell, District 25
State Senator Don Huffines, District 16
State Senator Brian Hughes, District 1

State Rep. Harold Dutton, District 142
State Rep. Dwayne Bohac, District 138
State Rep. Barbara Gervin-Hawkins, District 120
State Representative Jim Murphy, District 133
Texas Public Charter School Students, Parents, Teachers, Leaders, and Advocates

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
• 12:30 p.m. Rally kickoff begins with a march from the Capitol lawn near 12th and Brazos Streets to the South Steps of the State Capitol
• 1-2 p.m. Speakers deliver remarks on the South Steps of the State Capitol

The Texas Capitol, South Steps
1100 South Congress
Austin, Texas 78701