WOW! Your State Senate came through for Mississippi children in a big way today! House Bill 957 is dead.
During debate, Sen. Hob Bryan made a motion to recommit the bill to committee, essentially a motion to kill the bill since the committee deadline had already passed. The motion prevailed on a vote of 27-21.
Please BE SURE TO THANK the senators who stood up for our children and our public schools by voting to kill HB 957! See how your senator voted here.
This is a great day for Mississippi children! Thank you, thank you, thank you for calling and texting and emailing and posting on social media over and over and over again! And THANK YOU, especially, to our HEROES – the 27 senators and 54 representatives who voted against HB 957.
Regarding our state’s school funding law, we at The Parents’ Campaign would like to be a part of any future effort to improve it, but that process needs to be open and inclusive. The resulting legislation must provide adequately and equitably for our children’s public schools.
This Legislative Session is not over. There are still important bills yet to come. Please keep watching your inbox for updates, and remember to show your support for our teachers and our public schools by wearing #BlueforMSTeachers tomorrow and every Friday.
For now, give yourself a pat on the back – and remember to thank the legislators who stood with our children today. This is a time to celebrate!