Sunday, May 30, 2010


Dear Friend:

As you know, the new members of the Wake County School Board are feverishly dismantling the diversity policy that made Wake's schools a model for the rest of the nation.

But, in their zeal to deny every student the opportunity to achieve the American dream, the right wing interests on the Wake School Board have glossed over the true cost of destroying the diversity policy. They're trying to keep working families in the dark and hoping they won't notice the millions of dollars in federal aid that could be sucked out of our schools, possibly resulting in higher property tax.

But we can do something about it. That's why we're launching "You fight, we'll fight" - a volunteer pledge bank, modeled after a similar program sponsored by Organizing for America, where you can commit your time to educating your friends, family, and community about the true cost of this disastrous policy.

I invite you to attend one of two community forums sponsored by Great Schools of Wake County being held on April 15th in Wake Forest or April 22nd in North Raleigh, respectively to learn more about how you can help.

In addition to pledging volunteer hours and attending a community session, you can also hold the school board accountable by phone banking and canvassing to elect county and state officials who will hold true to diversity policies. We'd like to get volunteers across Wake County to join us in pledging 10,000 volunteer hours to spread the word to fellow voters.

Help us show that we can hold the school board accountable, save taxpayers, and preserving the American dream for generations to come.

Can you pledge a few hours today?


David Young


North Carolina Democratic Party