The PAVE group (Parent Advocates of Vail for Education) did their "Walk the Vote, Rock the Vote" event in Vail on Saturday, April 10 [a grassroots, door-to-door campaign to educate voters on the May 18 Special Election for Proposition 100, the temporary 1% sales tax]. KGUN 9 covered the event and aired it at 5pm. Although we only got a brief mention, it was good exposure for the cause.
We covered about half of the Vail School District area Saturday with a total of about 100 volunteers. Rock on, Vail!!! Most volunteers had great success spreading the word about Prop 100 to receptive homeowners. There were a few people who said they were planning to vote no, but most people were supportive.
We feel very good about Saturday's results, but the fight isn't over yet! Over the next weeks leading up to the election, we would like to have phone banks, another walk, and mailers, and continue to spread the word over email and social networking sites as well as by phone and face-to-face interactions.
Saturday's event proves that parents have a strong voice and we will continue to be heard!!! :)
If you are or know of a Vail parent/resident who is looking for more information on how to get involved in supporting Vail schools and/or Prop 100, visit: http://www.citizensofvaileducation.info/.
For more information on the May 18 Special Election for Proposition 100, visit: Proposition 100: The 1% Temporary Sales Tax -- Your Questions Answered!
Reminder: April 19th at midnight is your last chance to register to vote in the May 18 Special Election on Proposition 100! To learn more about registering to vote, click here.