In Tempe at 10 a.m., the teacher, the mother, and the grandmother who appear in the ads — viewable at http://bit.ly/2cDTASp – will join the campaign outside of a local secondary school to discuss the importance of the $55+ million in annual tax revenue that Prop. 205 will raise for Arizona schools
In Tucson at 2 p.m., the immediate past president of the Arizona School Boards Association and the president of the Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board will join the campaign across the street from a local elementary school to announce their endorsements of Prop. 205
* Photo Opportunities – Large classroom-themed sign disproving Gov. Ducey and other opponents’ recent claims that schools in Colorado are not receiving marijuana tax money (they are) *
Tempe and Tucson, AZ — The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol will launch a statewide digital ad campaign and hold news conferences with school officials in two cities on Thursday to highlight the revenue that Prop. 205 will raise for K-12 education. 30-second and 15-second versions of the new ad, “Money for Schools,” can be viewed online at http://bit.ly/2cDTASp.
At 10 a.m. in Tempe, the three women who appear in the ad — a local teacher, a mother, and a grandmother — will join campaign leaders for a news conference in the parking lot outside of NSAA High School and Middle School (1216 E. Apache Blvd.).
At 2 p.m. in Tucson, the campaign will hold a news conference on the southeast side of Mission Manor Park (701 W. Calle Ramona). Scheduled attendees include Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board President Buck Crouch and Gila Bend Unified School District Governing Board President Jesus Rubalcava, who is also the immediate past president of the Arizona School Boards Association. The campaign will also announce additional endorsements it has received from school board members in Tucson and Phoenix.
Prop. 205 would generate more than $55 million per year in new tax revenue for Arizona school districts, according to a July analysis by the Arizona Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
WHAT: News conferences to highlight the $55+ million in marijuana tax revenue that will be generated for K-12 education in Arizona if voters approve Prop. 205
WHEN: Thursday, September 22, Tempe event at 10 a.m. MST, Tucson event at 2 p.m. MST
WHERE: Tempe event in parking lot of NSAA High School and Middle School, 1216 E. Apache Blvd.; Tucson event on the southeast side of Mission Manor Park, 701 W. Calle Ramona
WHO: Jesus Rubalcava, Arizona School Boards Association Immediate Past President and Gila Bend Unified School District Governing Board President
Buck Crouch, Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board President
Lisa Olson, Mesa teacher
Kathy Inman, Gilbert grandmother
Parisa Rad, Mesa mother
Yes on 205 campaign leaders
The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is supporting Proposition 205, an initiative on the November 2016 ballot that would end marijuana prohibition in Arizona and replace it with a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed like alcohol.
For more information, visit http://www.RegulateMarijuana.org.