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Town Hall & PTA Meeting

Purpose/

To educate a group of community members on the need for New York State Senators and Assemblymembers to fight for the funding our schools are owed by New York State in Foundation Aid.

Outcome/

Parents & community members are aware of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity and how much their school is owed. Parents express their concern to state elected officials on the need to fully fund schools in the upcoming state budget by calling or writing their representative.

Process/

Use the tools below to help organize a community town hall.

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How to organize a town hall

Learn the step by step process of organizing a town hall or PTA meeting.

Click to view, or download the checklist as a pdf.

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Invite the public

Find people to attend! Promote your event on social media and around your community — you can download and print this sample flyer to help you in your outreach.

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Bring printed materials

Download and print copies of this one-page primer on Foundation Aid and the Campaign for Fiscal Equity.

And don't forget to print and bring sign in sheets so you can stay in touch with participants!

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Ask participants to take action

Print copies of this petition to gather signatures at your event.

You can also bring copies of these flyers asking people to call their legislators at or after your event.

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Livestream your event

Engage viewers from afar by streaming your event live on social media platforms. All you need is a phone and an internet connection!

 

Click to view, or download a checklist as a pdf.

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Invite the press

Reach a bigger audience with your event by inviting the press.

Follow the step-by-steps here to organize a press conference.

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Pick a presentation to play

Select one video to show from these options to get the conversation started.

You can also use this PowerPoint presentation on the background of CFE to guide your discussion.

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Tell us how it went!

When it's all over, fill out this form to let us know how your event went