School Choice Legislation
A School Choice Legislation Message
The New Mexico legislature has the chance to pass the Equal Opportunity Scholarship Act and the Special Needs Student Scholarship Act. These bills will help children in low-income families obtain a quality education.
The legislation will empower low-income parents and parents with special needs students to choose the schools that best serve the needs of their children. We need your immediate help to make sure that the legislation passes. Let legislators know that you support the Equal Opportunity Scholarship Act (HB166) and the Special Needs Student Scholarship Act (HB65).
The legislation would create scholarship tax credit programs. Like other successful scholarship tax credit programs around the country, generous donors receive a credit for contributions to non-profit scholarship organizations that then provide scholarships for eligible children to attend a participating private school. There's no added burden to taxpayers. HB166 and HB65 will benefit all New Mexicans, but most of all, children in low-income families and special needs students who are currently assigned to schools that do not fit their needs. These children no longer have time to wait.Click here to send your message to the legislature using our easy, free online e-mail form.
The Equal Opportunity Scholarship Act (HB166) and the Special Needs Student Scholarship Act (HB65) have strong, bipartisan support among legislators. With a critical vote occurring as soon as today and only seven days left in the legislative session calendar, they need to hear your support today!
For too long, children in low-income New Mexico families have been denied access to a quality education. How much longer will they have to wait? The Equal Opportunity Scholarship Act and the Special Needs Student Scholarship Act offer them immediate hope for a brighter future.
We CAN and MUST change the course of education in New Mexico with parental choice.
Again, critical votes determining the fate of this legislation could happen as soon as today. Please do not delay. With your help -- by e-mailing legislators using our online form -- we can win this fight and provide New Mexico's kids with hope for a brighter future. Thank you in advance!
Rio Grande Foundation
12 for 12 Club
We hope that you can play a big part in helping us realize our goals:
·Recruit and Educate New Candidates for 2012
·Elect a majority of Fiscal Conservatives in 2012 into the NM Legislature
·Influence the NM legislative process to result in Limited Government Spending and encourage Transparency in that Legislative Process
·Elect another Fiscally Conservative US Congressman and Senator
·Influence APS and Albuquerque City Council Policy
·Hold Elections with Integrity
·Sponsor Park Parties for Community Relations and Recruiting Volunteers
·Continue to Host our Signature April 15th Event
We made some in-roads in the 2010 election by electing 8 new members to the NM House of Representatives. However, we must continue our fight against progressives and elect even more fiscal conservatives in 2012. We are asking for your support in the way of funding and volunteer work, to completely turn the tide in our state and help our new governor
"Take Back New Mexico!"
The Albuquerque Tea Party is planning and building for 2012 and we have to start now!
We cannot afford to sit back on our heels in an off-election year and have the forward momentum of 2010 be reduced to inaction!
We have many goals for the upcoming year and into 2012.