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{ LINK: CT Governor Dannel P. Malloy: Pardon Tonya McDowell For Kindergarten Educational Theft [petition] }

please pass this around and sign/call if possible.

I just signed the following petition addressed to: CT Governor Dannel P. Malloy and called his office at (800) 406-1527 and asked him to pardon Tonya McDowell for educational theft.

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As governor, you have shown that you will stop at nothing to ensure that all Connecticut children have access to high quality schools. And now, you have a new opportunity to show that commitment by pardoning Tonya McDowell, a mother who nothing more than gave her five year old child a school that could meet his Kindergarten needs.

Last year, Tonya, a single mother from Bridgeport who was struggling to give five-year-old son a great school was charged by the Norwalk school district for sending her child to one of its schools. Tonya was trying to provide her child with the kind of opportunities you have supported this year through the proposed expansion of high-quality schools. But because of residency laws that restrict those choices, Tonya found herself faced with a choice: Send her child to a failing school that wouldn’t meet his needs – and make her child one of many kids damaged by the state’s worst achievement gap – or do what she can to help her child get into a school that would.

As a result of fighting fiercely for the future of her son, as any mother should do, she faced criminal charges– and now she faces an unfair sentence.

[READ MORE & SIGN PETITION]

more contact info for Gov. Malloy [via Malloy’s website]:

STATE CAPITOL
210 CAPITOL AVENUE
HARTFORD, CT 06106
 
TDD: (860) 524-7397
FAX: (860) 524-7395
 
Send Email To Governor Malloy (link)

and here are some online free faxing places if you want to fax the Gov. about this:

post notes:

  1. floricanto-desnuda reblogged this from numol
  2. numol reblogged this from floricanto-desnuda and added:
    i’m sorry. there is a new petition, started by kimela santifer-berry, at this link.