Louisiana NAACP sends call to action: ‘Baton Rouge, Show up Thursday, July 17’

One Community One School DistrictWhile the Baton Rouge parent group One Community One School District is encouraging residents to attend a discussion on the harmful effects of School Board Redistricting at 6:30 tonight in the Goodwood Library’s large conference room, the state’s NAACP has a CALL TO ACTION for the community to show up tomorrow at 4:15pm at the school board meeting.

The CALL TO ACTION was issued by NAACP general counsel Afreda Tillman Bester, stating:

…Recently, the (East Baon Rouge Parish) School Board voted 6 to 5 to consider NEW PLANS to reduce the number of School Board Members from 11 to nine  or seven.  The NAACP Legal Redress and Education Committees have reviewed these proposed plans and have determined that all of them will result in a less representative board and in the dilution of African American voting strength.  The NAACP is, therefore, OPPO

SED to each of these plans.

If you are concerned about ALL of the children in this parish, including those who are poor and who have special needs, we need you to come to the EBRPSB Meetings on Thursday, July 17, 2014 and Thursday, July 24, 2014.  We are asking people who support representative government to arrive at the school board office, located at 1050 S.Foster Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by 4:15 p.m. on each of these dates.

This is one of the most important issues that will come before our school board forthe next six years.  Remember, this is about our future, which is in our children.  It is our responsibility to speak for them, because they will speak for us in the future. Again, if you support having a school board that is representative of this whole community– not just special interests, please be present at the school board meetings.

 

The maps are presented on the front page of the EBRP Schools website as

REAPPORTIONMENT PLAN PROPOSALS

Freeman 9 MemberTatman 7 MemberTatman 9 Member,
Group 3 9 MemberGroup 3 10 Member

 

 

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