Yesterday I urged you to send donations to help Karran Harper Royal in her campaign to win a seat on the New Orleans school board.
Karran faces an uphill battle against the leader of the charter sector in New Orleans, who has received $110,000 from the supporters of privatization.
I sent her $100 via Paypal. Others sent whatever they could: $5, $10, $20, $50, or more. If 1,000 people who read this post each sent Karran $10, we could match the campaign fund of the privatizers. If each sent $20—well, you can do the math. We can make a difference for an articulate, brave, dedicated and clear-eyed parent advocate.
Karran has stood up for public education. Let’s help her.
This is the email I received this morning.
Thank you so much for your blog post regarding my campaign. Today I began receiving donations from various parts of the US and was very confused. I haven’t had a chance to be online, so I did not know at the time about your blog post and it was tweeted by one of my Parents Across America members as well. I just knew that within a short period of time I was receiving donations from people I did not know. I was baffled. It is heartwarming to see that people are supporting my candidacy because they believe in me. It’s especially special to me that you are supporting me and would write such a lovely post. I am so honored. Again, thank you very much.
Karran Harper Royal #86
Orleans Parish School Board, District 3
Let’s Redefine Reform
Make Checks Payable to:
Karran Harper Royal Campaign Fund
P.O. Box 791834
New Orleans, LA 70179