School Choice Advocates Visit Washington D.C.


Recently, School Choice Ohio had the opportunity to travel to our nation’s capital to join school choice advocates from all over the country – including Tera, Sam, Walter and Traci from right here in Ohio – to talk about the importance of school choice with our nation’s leaders.

Many of you probably already know Tera, Sam, Walter and Traci as we often share their powerful stories of how Ohio’s scholarship programs have changed their lives. If you haven’t already, take a few moments to watch their stores. We assure you, it will be time well spent.

In addition to the folks from Ohio, we also joined a great group of parents and students from North Carolina as well as the American Federation for Children’s fantastic Young Alumni Speakers group, which comprises school choice graduates from a number of different states.

While in D.C., this group took their incredible stories straight to Capitol Hill. They spoke with members of the media, and they also met with our nation’s elected leaders to share how school choice is changing lives in their state. The Ohio advocates met with Congressman Pat Tiberi’s office as well as the office of Congressman Jim Jordan.

To close out the trip, the advocates had the opportunity to meet Speaker Paul Ryan on the Speaker’s Balcony. (Click here to see a photo) We are grateful to Speaker Ryan for his commitment to empowering families through quality education options.

We want to give a huge thank you to our friends at the American Federation for Children for organizing this opportunity. As advocates across the nation continue to share their school choice stories with our national, state and local leaders, it will continue to show how empowering families to choose the best learning environment for their children can change lives.

Check out the American Federation for Children’s blog to read more about the advocates and their school choice stories, and click on the links below to read some of the media coverage.

School choice’s successes come to Capitol Hill
Washington Examiner

‘It Gave Us a Choice When We Didn’t Have One’: Private School Choice Participants Flood Capitol to Tell Their Stories
The 74


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