PARENT’S EASY 5-STEP TAKE ACTION CHECKLIST
Tuition Raffle Has Been Cancelled
Because of the uncertainty surrounding the budget for 2021-2022, we are cancelling the tuition raffle. If you have purchased a ticket, we will contact you about a refund of your purchase.
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1. SIGN PETITION & POST to SOCIAL MEDIA - 5 minutes
Please sign this petition and let them know you support the program with comments on how the program has specifically affected yourself, your children, your friend, or your family. Access it here.
Follow PAC on Twitter and Facebook to stay alerted to the latest news and updates!
Post the petition or your thoughts and pictures of you and your child holding a sign in support of the program. Sample post: "I support Parent Education at Bellevue College. I've signed this petition and hope you will too!" https://forms.gle/FHWTTmRVT3jHKXz68
Use the hashtags #BCLearningTogether or #BCParentEdLearningTogether.
2. EMAIL DECISION MAKERS - 15 minutes
Please share your experience with the program and how it benefits your family or the community. Once you draft one email you can copy and paste it to all important contacts below.
Bellevue College Contacts
Bellevue College Interim President Gary Locke: email@example.com
Bellevue College Board of Trustees: firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington State Legislators Contactshere. This site links you to their email form, mailing addresses, and office phone numbers.
City Officials Contacts for your Residential and Preschool Area
Bellevue City Council & Mayor:
Issaquah City Council & Mayor:
Mercer Island City Council, Mayor & Deputy Mayor:
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Sammamish City Council & Mayor:
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Snoqualmie City Council & Mayor:
Get Others Involved: If you know other people who care about our program, or care about families and kids in our community, please pass this info on, and encourage them to get involved.
3. EMAIL LOCAL MEDIA - 10 minutes
Please share your experience with the media outlets and how it benefits your family or the community. You can use the same email to decision makers and feel free to include this link to the facts about the program and budget cuts! Link to program facts and budget cut information
KING 5, KOMO 4, KIRO 7, KCPQ 13: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
Newspaper and Print Media Contacts
Seattle PI, Seattle Times, The Stranger: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
Seattle Child Magazine: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle Weekly: https://www.seattleweekly.com/contact/
425 Magazine: https://425magazine.com/contact/
Bellevue Reporter: https://www.bellevuereporter.com/contact/
Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter: https://www.issaquahreporter.com/contact/
Mercer Island Reporter: https://www.mi-reporter.com/contact/
4. PRINT POSTERS - 5 minutes
Download, print and post this poster where you think it will make an impact.
5. RECORD VIDEO TESTIMONIAL - 15 minutes
This is an online testimonial tool that makes it easy to record a quick video with your computer’s webcam or your phone. And you can re-record as needed till you're happy with the results. https://bellevue-college-parent-education-0452.boast.io/form/video-feedback
For more information about the program, the budget cuts, and ways you can express your thoughts about the program, learn more here.