Press Conference Agenda
July 24, 2013UNCONSTITUTIONAL SCHOOL RESIDENCY/ ZIP-CODE LAWS TO BE ADDRESSED INHARTFORD CT FEDERAL COURT REGARDING GRANDMOTHER MARIE MENARDANDCIVIL RIGHTS VICTORY FOR CONNECTICUT PARENTSJUNE 24
GOVERNOR MALLOY SIGNED LAW TO STOP FELONY ARREST OF PARENTSFOR SCHOOL RESIDENCY/ZIP-CODE LAW VIOLATIONS.
"In America, your zip code or your socioeconomic status should never determine the quality of your education."
Arne Duncan United States Secretary of Education ________
9:00 a.m.Welcome and Opening Remarks
Lisa Lessard Waterbury Parent, Special Education Advocate
Gwen Samuel Connecticut Parents UnionEnd Unjust Zip-Code Laws Organizer
Attorney Darnel Crosland Stamford Connecticut, Tanya McDowell AttorneyHamlet Garcia
Pennsylvania parent arrested for “
kindergarten public educationKelley Williams-Bolar Ohio parent arrested and convicted for
Why We Are Here
Stratford Grandmother Maria Menard was arrested for stealing a public education for her threegrandchildren. She is a home owner in that school district. Her attorney is Josephine Small Miller
What Lawmakers Can Do to Reform Zip-Code Education Laws
Connecticut Representative Bruce Morris Deputy Majority WhipLed the Connecticut House of Representatives in passing House Bill 6677, which stops the felonyarrest of parents who enroll their children in schools outside of their zip-code. ConnecticutGovernor Malloy signed the bill into law June 24, 2013.
Call To Action
Gwen Samuel Connecticut Parents UnionYovel Badash No Child Held Back
Q & A with Press