Good afternoon, Friends,
I know that yesterday’s court ruling in the Lopez complaint was a sad turn of events. This whole process has been a roller coaster. But then, most things great and groundbreaking must be hard-fought — and often they turn out to be better and stronger in the end.
So please, hold strong.
The team of experts and public officials fighting for Nevada children and your families are the best of the best. The legal team is preparing to file an appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court. The Treasurer’s office is researching what the next steps are for the program, administratively. It may be a few weeks until we have good solid information. Let’s give the experts the time they need to sort through the details.
As events and information unfolds, I will let you know.
Many of you have asked, “What can I do to help?” At this time, the best thing you can do to help, is focus on the positive (ESAs did prevail on two issues) and give the experts some time to process yesterday’s decision. But that doesn’t mean parents and community members have to be idle. Building a strong base of program supporters and advocates will be critical for our future victories.
If you have not already done so, get on the NevadaESA.com email list (this email list). Tell your family and friends to sign up on the list. We will not only keep you informed, but will, when the need arises, connect people and help them mobilize.
Additionally, if you are a Facebook person, join ACE of Nevada. ACE is a parent group, partnered with NevadaESA.com and committed to the success of Nevada’s ESA program. These young ladies traversed the legislative halls and political meets as SB302 went from being a bill to becoming law. They are committed to educational choice in Nevada — and whatever that looks like for each family and each child.
The perspectives that parents provide in this group are immeasurably valuable. The posts are informative to those of us on the ground, such as myself. And, I’m always happy to jump in with an answer when called upon!
Let’s be strong, positive and committed. And, for the moment, let’s give the experts the elbow room they need while processing this unfortunate ruling.
As always, give me a call or send me an email. I will get back to you.
Best of hope!