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
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
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.)