Monday, June 28, 2010

81. Candidate touts record on education cuts

From the PolitiFact article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 28, 2010 titled, "Gubernatorial candidate touts record on education cuts:"

"State education advocacy groups think Porter fought for them. Herb Garrett, executive director of the Georgia School Superintendents Association, was effusive in a recent e-mail.

''I can say without fear of contradiction that Representative Porter has, in fact, raised numerous objections to the cuts to education,' Garrett said. 'He is among the most knowledgeable candidates on education funding [due to his many years of experience in the General Assembly and on education committees in particular], so he has a keen eye for how the education portion of the budget operates and when those in positions of power are playing games with it. He has called their hand publicly on a number of occasions.''

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80. Rally at the State Capitol

Join Us For A Rally

At The State Capitol

For Georgia’s Next Governor

DuBose Porter

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

At 1:00 P.M.

Statewide supporters will meet

in the rotunda

on the second floor of the State

Capitol in Atlanta

at 12:30 P.M.

Everyone welcome.

Hometown supporters will depart

Dublin headquarters at 9:00 A.M.

Please call (478) 290-3039 if you need a ride.

DuBose needs you now.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

79. "It all comes down to Education."

Porter believes you agree.

Teachers need DuBose Porter as their Governor.
* Former Chairman of the GA House Education and Higher Education Committees
* Sponsored HB1397, The Salary Protection Act, in 2010 session to stop teacher furloughs and put a firewall around teacher salaries
* Sponsored HB1136 in 2010 session to restore National Board Certification for teachers
* Sponsored post-secondary options legislation so students can learn valuable skills at technical colleges while still in high school
* Voted against increasing class sizes
* Fought against $3 billion in cuts to public education since 2003
* Voted against private school vouchers
* Sponsored the legislation creating the HOPE Scholarship, the HOPE Grant, and the Pre-Kindergarten Program in Georgia
* Spoke out against elimination of school nurses
* Hails from Dublin, GA. Graduated from Dublin High School.
* Married to Carol Porter and father of 4 boys, one graduated and the rest attending The University of Georgia.

Turn Education Around.
Elect DuBose Porter.
Democratic Primary July 20.