From a list serve I am on.
Here is the NAACP update I received. Didn’t know how many of you
are on the email.
I know that some of you on this list came to the NAACP meeting on
Thursday, so you already know this. But several people have emailed
me about an update. The message below was sent over the ESP Vision
The NAACP meeting about the school closures this past Thursday was
breathtaking. With over 60 people (mostly Black) there vowing to
fight on, you should believe that this fight has just begun. The
NAACP wants to form an alliance with ESP Vision to build the biggest
possible rally! James Bible is planning on coming to our next ESP
meeting to explain more.
IT IS CRITICAL THAT EVERYONE WHO CAN MAKE IT COME TO OUR NEXT ESP
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
TUESDAY, FEB. 10TH, 6:30PM GARFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER.
If you haven’t been to a meeting yet, now is a great time because
several very encouraging developments have arisen that should give
us a lot of confidence that the struggle to save our schools is far
1) It was announced that the national NAACP is coming in with
2) We are getting national news interviews with prominent national
newspapers and magazines! (If you are at an effected school and
would be available to speak to the media, please e-mail me your
school name and phone number).
3) James Bible alerted us to the fact that there is a Dept. of
Education office in downtown Seattle–the perfect place to rally
hundreds (if not more) and have families at the affected schools
march into the building and file their complaints on the spot (with
the media watching of course!). WE NEED YOU AT THE ESP MEETING TO
HELP PLAN THIS RALLY!
4) Mt. Zion Church is on our side and is going to help organize and
With all of this going for us, the worst we can do is further
isolate the superintendent and the board from public opinion–and we
have our schools to win!
See you all Tuesday-