To Whom It May Concern:
At today’s student walkout from Garfield, we demonstrated that this state’s students care about their education, and are not afraid to advocate for it. A diverse crowd of hundreds, which included students who attend schools other than Garfield arrived at City Hall and made its demands to the state legislature. We have been described as nothing but peaceful and well behaved, garnering positive attention from multiple media sources and demonstrating the power of an active body of students.
In response to this outpouring of support for what may be one of the most pressing issues of our time, the organizers of this march are creating a new student advocacy and protest movement known as Students of Washington for Change, or SWaC. We are not affiliated with the occupy movement, we are only students looking out for other students.
For the present, we will continue our focus on preventing cuts to educational programs across the state. We will ensure that a quality education is guaranteed to every student in Washington State. We also hope that this organization will expand beyond Garfield and the Seattle Public Schools. We want this to be a state wide student movement
For the future, we hope that this organization will persist as a group to advocate for student interests, and when need be, protest to support the issues.
For more information we direct you to our website studentsofwashington.blogspot.com
We will also be posting about budget issues from our twitter @FundtheFutureWA
Please direct all questions to our email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, and please continue your support of student issues.
Students of Washington for Change