Political action on two wheels

on May 4, 2009

2551716176_06bd9c8179State budget cuts slashed $300,000 of funding to Claremont Middle School. What did the school do about it? They rode their bikes 100 miles. Claremont parents organized a century-ride from Oakland to the State Capitol, on May 4, to raise public awareness and money for their children’s school.

If they cannot raise these funds, the school will lose their communications coordinator, librarians, a counselor and the digital media program. Even though the ride already happened, you can still help this school by signing a petition, donating and voting on education propositions in the May 19 election. More information can be found here.

Photo by Basil D Soufi
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