Prioritizing Public Education – Oct 13 Campaign Update

There is no more critical issue to our state then public education.


Friends and Neighbors,

WRONG DIRECTION
Our current state representative has actively worked to underfund our public schools and has ignored the public education community. He wrote, blocked, or supported legislation prompted by his West Texas funders.

Check out his unfriendly rating by the Texans for Public Education

RIGHT DIRECTION
There is no more critical issue to our state then public education. It touches all our lives by:

  • educating our next generation of Texans
  • developing the skilled workforce need to grow our economy
  • and, proper funding will slow the rise of local property tax increases

I will to go to Austin to be an advocate for proper funding of our education system. That involves listening to area experts and working with the recommendations of the Texas Commission on Public School Finance to build a stronger economy by addressing this crucial issue.

I will not go to Austin to divert precious energy and attention away from the session with unnecessary and irresponsible legislation. I will not go to Austin to do the bidding of West Texas donors.

Friends, I will go down to Austin to uplift my East Texas neighbors.

And you can help me by voting in the upcoming election. There's information at the bottom of this email about early voting times and how to vote for me as an Independent. Please help me finish strong. I encourage you to make a donation and let us know if you can sign up for one of the following volunteer opportunities.

BLOCK WALKING

EARLY VOTING POLLING STATION VOLUNTEER

PHONE BANKING

One of my favorite lines from the Pastors for Texas Children’s breakfast on Monday came from former State Board of Education representative Thomas Ratliff.

He said when it comes to public education, our focus should not be on R’s or D’s (Republicans or Democrats) – but on ISDs (school districts.)


Let's work together and unseat a representative who is famously unfriendly toward public education.

To peace,
Neal


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2018 General Election Early Voting Information

Early Voting DATES

Monday, October 22 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 23 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 25 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Friday, October 26 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 27 7:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 28 12:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Monday, October 29 7:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 30 7:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 31 7:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 1 7:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 2 7:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.


Early Voting LOCATIONS
The HUB 304 E. Ferguson St. Tyler, TX
Heritage Building 1900 Bellwood Rd. Tyler, TX
Lindale Public Library 200 E. Hubbard St. Lindale, TX
Noonday Community Center 16662 CR 196 Tyler, TX
Whitehouse Municipal Court 311 E. Main St. Whitehouse, TX

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