Stand Up For Education Success Stories

Community meetings, 2002: In 2002, the Stand Up For Education coalition held 10 hugely successful community meetings around the state to share information about problems caused by inadequate state funding of education. Thousands of Montanans attended the meetings and heard a message of hope and empowerment: We can and will save our excellent public schools and universities! Read more about these award-winning meetings

Voter education, 2002: During the 2002 campaign season, the Stand Up For Education coalition brought Montana voters a crucial message: "All candidates say they support education. Some do. Some don't. Vote carefully." The coalition used radio spots and billboards around the state to get the nonpartisan message across. Read more

Rallies 2003: Thousands of Montanans attended nine regional Stand Up For Education rallies during the Montana legislative session in 2003. Their message was powerful and consistent: Montana's public schools and universities need adequate state funding! Read more.

Cookbook presentations 2004 & 2005: Dozens of Stand Up For Education coalition members have given 20-minute presentations to thousands of Montanans around the state using the SUFE video and materials. These presentations continue today, educating more and more Montanans about education funding issues, pre-school through grad school.

Voter education, 2004: Stand Up For Education again ran nonpartisan radio and newspaper ads encouraging voters to vote carefully. Scripts were the same as in 2002. See the newspaper ad. (This is a large file that takes a while to download and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

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1232 E. Sixth Avenue
Helena, Montana 59601
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