Welcome new chapter in Bellingham WA!
We're so happy to welcome April Mahoney, who is starting a PAA chapter in Bellingham, WA.
PAA is getting very strong on the west coast!
Midwest PAA meetings
PAA is heating up in the Midwest, too.
Last January, PAA co-founder and leader of Chicago affiliate PURE, Julie Woestehoff, helped organize a four-state regional meeting for public school activists in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. That meeting was quite successful,
and everyone agreed to meet again in July in the same place, Fort Wayne, Indiana, where we were hosted by a very strong group of local advocates, the North East Indiana Friends of Public Education. This meeting is scheduled for Saturday, July 20.
One of the big ideas that came out of that meeting is that, since most education law is made at the state level, it's really important to have an organized statewide voice. To that end, Julie is also starting a PAA group to work across Illinois. The first meeting of that group will take place on July 10 in Chicago.
If you are interested in more information about either of these meetings, please contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org.PAA annual meeting
PAA will hold its annual meeting in Washington DC on July 17-19. This meeting is open to PAA founders and chapter and affiliate leaders only. We are hoping to be able to share the workshops and resources from this meeting with the broader PAA membership soon after the meeting.
If you are a chapter or affiliate leader and have not received information about this meeting, please contact Julie at email@example.com.