Flyer day is a chance to go out into your local community and spread the word about what's happening here in North Carolina with public education. Participants will go door-to-door handing out flyers that explain several of the issues that our education system is grappling with.
This year, it will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 3PM - 5PM.
Can I participate?
Of course! The more people who join us, the more folks in our community become educated about the issues and topics that confront the public school system today. RSVP here.
How will I know what to do?
We will be hosting training by phone on Tuesday, June 11th from 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM and again on Thursday, June 13th from 7 PM - 8 PM. Additional details, such as call-in numbers, will be provided by email to participants.
What would I say to my neighbors?
Flyer Day is simply an opportunity to introduce public education issues to people who may otherwise not be as focused on the topic as you are, so the important thing to remember is that it's not meant to be a confrontational experience. No debating. No anxiety. It's simply an outreach effort to share information.
That said, a typical interaction may go as follows:
"Hi James. Have you got a minute?"
"Sure. What's up?"
"I've been reading a lot about what's happening to our education system here in North Carolina and it really bothers me. Do you realize that they are thinking about removing the classroom limit size in elementary school?"
"Ya. I know. Not everyone is as impassioned as I am about this, but will you take a flyer and read it over? There is some good information on the Action NC website and if you agree with me that things need to change, we'd love to have you get involved in a way that works for you."
"OK sure." [Hand over flyer]
"Thanks, James. Would it be OK if I added you to our mailing list so that you can get Insider Information about North Carolina education each week?"
"Nah. I don't want to give out my email address."
"That's fine, but do at least take a minute to hop online and do a little reading for me, will you?"
"Well, thanks James. I appreciate you thinking about this topic. It really does concern me, so it means a lot that people are taking the time to hear me out today. Have a good afternoon."
Where do I get the flyer?