October 2014 - Our America Initiative has endorsed both BeFairDC, a lawsuit to require equal funding between regular public schools and charter public schools, and the ongoing effort to protect DC's charter schools from having their broad autonomy sacrificed by over-regulation from DC's government. The improved performance of and lengthening waiting lists for charter schools demonstrates the superiority of charters over traditional government schools. Yet the City Council refuses to equalize funding or avoid interference in autonomy for these new choices for parents. Our America Initiative supporters in DC can click the "BeFairDC" link above for contact information of council members to stop disparate funding and undue interference with parental charter choices. With the advice of an Advisory Council on Educational Choices, Our America Initiative is advocating school reform in other states as well. With your donation now we will be able to bring parental choices through more of our fifty state chapters.
October 2014 - Our America Initiative is cosponsoring Washington, D.C's Initiative 71 (DC Cannabis Campaign) to legalize (limited) personal possession and cultivation. Our America Initiative supporters in DC can volunteer by working a polling place, hanging "Legalize" signs in your neighborhood, or distributing literature knocking on your neighbor's doors. To get involved with Our America Initiative's DC team contact please the Outreach Coordinator listed on this page. For national drug reform efforts, Our America Initiative has an Advisory Council on Drug Policy; you can help by signing our petition to repeal marijuana prohibition and sharing now a donation to help us ramp up projects with more of our 50 state affiliates. (Editor's note: On November 4th this ballot initiative passed).
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