Rally for Public Education Plan
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Saturday, February 11th, 11AM: Schenley Plaza
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Help plan the rally. We need someone to:Sign up to help! Type your name in this column. More than one person can sign up (insert a row using the Insert menu above and add your name)Your email addressComments:
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EVENT MANAGEMENTJessie will handle coordination of overall details, this list of tasks, and "Stage Manage" the event
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Permit: find out if we need one and secureCassi Schaffercassischaffer@hotmail.com
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Power: find out if there is power available (for a PA system)Cassi Schaffercassischaffer@hotmail.com
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Sound: find someone with a PA system (does it need power?)Cassi Schaffercassischaffer@hotmail.com
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Theme: be a part of the discussion with the planning group to decide on thisgroupSOME CUTS WONT HEAL. KEEP PUBLIC EDUCATION REAL.
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Flyer: create a flyer based on event details and theme / sloganKathy/Jessiedone, 2-6-12: see Yinzercation to download copies
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Set up space Saturday 10:30AMNic Coohillnjastle@gmail.comJessie could use a couple helpers 
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Cassi Schaffercassischaffer@hotmail.com
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Grant: write grant proposal for rally expensesKathy & Jessie handlingthrough Colfax PTO - grant awarded!!
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MEDIA GROUPKen Segelktsegel@verizon.net
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write an alert and send to local media (contacts on Yinzercation)Matt Chinmanchinman@rand.org
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follow up with the media on Friday, let them know about expected attendance (huge!), marching bands!, lots of local politiciansKen, Matt, Sara, Tara? Can you do this?
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arrange to have someone take photos Sara Goodkindsag51@pitt.edu(note: Jessie spoke with Maren Cooke and she is likely not available)
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greet members of the press on Saturday, offer to give them any information they needSara Goodkindsag51@pitt.edu
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Ken Segelktsegel@verizon.net
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Tara McElfreshtaramcelfresh@gmail.com
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make a list of which media outlets show upSara Goodkindsag51@pitt.edu
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set TiVos at home to record the various stations so we capture any news coverageSara Goodkindsag51@pitt.edu
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Media network: who do you know in the media? can you send our alert and invite them?
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Tribune ReviewTara McElfreshtaramcelfresh@gmail.comTrib coming (2-7-12) "I have alerted a reported I know at the Trib to see if he can come or pass along the info to someone that can. He seemed interested and was also shocked that none of our letters to the Ed. was getting printed. "
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Post-GazetteTara McElfresh, Nic Coohilltaramcelfresh@gmail.com, njastle@gmail.comP-G coming (2-7-12) I emailed a contact at the PG 2/6/12:Nic.
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KDKATara McElfreshtaramcelfresh@gmail.com
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MUSICsome folks have re-written song lyrics and might choose to teach them to the crowd at the Rally
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Allderdice BandTerry Kennedytak15217@gmail.comRequest sent 2/6 to Brian Lee (band director), Melissa Friez (principal) & Jerry Haslett (activities director)
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Dilworth Drumming TroupeStacy Bodowsbodow@yahoo.com2/6 Lori Russo, instrumental teacher, will bring Dilworth drummers to play.  They will arrive at 10:30 and be ready to play as people are showing up.
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coordinate with music groups, details for SaturdayJessie Rameyjessie.b.ramey@gmail.com
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SPEAKERSCassi Schaffercassischaffer@hotmail.com
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recruit 3-4 articulate students to speak, work with them about the "message" we want to convey (aimed at state cuts, not PPS; what they love about their schools, are sad to lose ...). Heather -- did you find a couple girls willing to do this?   I think I have a few students to speak - will confirm tomorrow - 2/7 Stacy Bodow
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check in speakers on Saturday, gather them near podium at 11:05AM
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make sure we have the correct spelling of their names, ages, and schools for the media (who will surely ask)
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VISUALS & SIGNS
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paint banners and construct large visual pieces for Saturday Ashley Hammondsashst222@yahoo.com(we have several ideas and need help: for instance, giant cardboard displays or "set pieces" showing scissors attacking schools -- if we had several of these, we could write the cuts being made to individual schools as examples)
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Karen Crowdandkcrow@verizon.net
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Nick Thompsonnpt134@gmail.com
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Stacy Bodow (maybe)sbodow@yahoo.commaking boxes to put postcards to legistlators in so they will get mailed.
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Nicola Coohillnjastle@gmail.comworks at Construction Junction, could get some items that might help
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Verity Stevens verity.audenstevens@gmail.comwill get fabric to make the long red banners/strips
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John Soluri
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Amy Crosson
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Jessie Ramey
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transport the pieces to the Rally Saturday morning, 10:30AMI can help, just let me know: joyian@me.com
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take down and store (we will have more events!)
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make signs to bring to the rallyEVERYONE SHOULD DO THIS!
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POSTCARD, BANNER, SIGN-IN STATIONS
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order/purchase postcards and stampsKathy Newman
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print out directions for people and address (for Governor)

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make large banner that people can sign

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make a flyer or cards announcing Harrisburg date that people could take home?
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make sign in sheets with spaces for people's names, email address, school affiliations, and check off box to sign up to help with next event (March 5th in Harrisburg)Stacy Bodowsbodow@yahoo.com
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buy/get clip boards for sign up sheet distributionStacy Bodowsbodow@yahoo.com
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set up a "postcard station," "banner station," and "sign-me-up station" 10:45AM SaturdayStacy Bodowsbodow@yahoo.com
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run stations during rallyJohn Solurijsoluri@andrew.cmu.eduWE NEED A FEW MORE PEOPLE ON THIS!
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Holly Cox cox.holly@gmail.com
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Emily Cleath ejcleath@gmail.com
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take home postcards and mailStacy Bodowsbodow@yahoo.com
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take home banner and deliver to A+ Schools for their teens going to Harrisburg on TuesdayStacy Bodowsbodow@yahoo.comI can help, just let me know the details please: joyian@me.com
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take home Sign Me Up sheets and type in names/email addressesStacy Bodowsbodow@yahoo.com
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SPREADING THE WORD
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Posters: have color copies made of the flyer Kathy(talk to Jessie who will need to makes the purchases for our grant)
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hang up posters around town John Solurijsoluri@andrew.cmu.edu(if you can help, please talk to Kathy who will coordinate -- but we need lots of volunteers if we do this) From Nic Coohill: FYI I have printed out B&W flyers to hand to Pgh Montessori parents at pickup and drop off times at school, and color ones to post around Friendship and my bit of Point Breeze next to Frick Park and I'm sticking one to my car window GREAT IDEA, NIC!!!
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Emily Cleath ejcleath@gmail.com
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PITTSBURGH SCHOOLS
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Allderdice parentsTerry Kennedytak15217@gmail.comEmail sent 2/6.
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ArlingtonChristine Buffington cnpavlik@msn.comvia Terry Kennedy
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BeechwoodJenny Gangertaking to basketball game, 2-9-12
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CAPA parentsTerry Kennedytak15217@gmail.comEmail sent 2/8.
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Colfax parentsJohn Solurijsoluri@andrew.cmu.edu
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Darcy Gordongordonsrus@verizon.netwill do backpack flyer
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Dilworth parentsStacy Bodowsbodow@yahoo.composted on yahoo list 2/6
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Karen Crowdandkcrow@verizon.net
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Wade Burtchburtch@gmail.comSpreading the word in Highland Park
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ECS parentsStacy Bodowsbodow@yahoo.comsent to some friends at ECS and asked them to spread the word 2/6
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Fulton parentsKaren Crowdandkcrow@verizon.net
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Greenfield parentsChristine Buffington cnpavlik@msn.comRequest sent to Christine Buffington by Terry Kennedy
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Liberty parentsAshley Hammondsashst222@yahoo.com
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Liberty teachersMeiko Mearsmeikomears@verizon.net
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Melinda Suzenskymsuzensky1@pghboe.net
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Linden parentsTara McElfreshtaramcelfresh@gmail.com
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Nick Thompsonnpt134@gmail.com
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ManchesterChristine Buffington cnpavlik@msn.comvia Terry Kennedy
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Minadeo parentsRequest also sent to Steve DeFlitch by Terry Kennedy.
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Montessori parentsCassi Schaffer, Nic Coohillcassischaffer@hotmail.com, njastle@gmail.comhave printed out flyers to hand to parents at pickup and drop off times, and color ones to post around Friendship and my bit of Point Breeze and I'm sticking one to my car; PTSA circulating to our advocacy group
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PhillipsChristine Buffington cnpavlik@msn.comvia Terry Kennedy
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WestinghouseSara Goodkindsag51@pitt.edu
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teachers at other PPS schoolsMelinda Suzenskymsuzensky1@pghboe.net
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LTF parents  (LTF = Local Task Force on the Right to Education)Terry Kennedytak15217@gmail.comEmail sent 2/6. Included some non-LTF parents in the email.  Nancy Hubley from Ed Law also received it in this distribution.  Parents who received my msg. have children at Brashear, Liberty, Obama, Sterrett, Greenfield, Dilworth, Manchester, Falk, ECS, Montessori, CAPA, & I believe PCA.  One parent goes into Greenfield, Manchester, Phillips & Arlington for her work.
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LITERACY AMERICORPS Nic Coohillnjastle@gmail.com
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OTHER SOUTHWEST PA SCHOOLS
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Mt. Lebanon/South Hills parentsLara Consentino
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Fox Chapel parentsKaren Crowdandkcrow@verizon.net
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