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FreedomWorks, Dick Armey, Jim DeMint to Participate in Spartanburg Rally for School Choice on February 2nd

WHAT: FreedomWorks and its Chairman Dick Armey will join the Spartanburg Tea Party and local conservative activists for a school choice rally in Spartanburg’s Cleveland Park from 6:30-8:30pm ET on Thursday February 2nd. The event will kick off with a reception, followed by a series of speakers discussing the important benefits of implementing school choice, and the critical role the grassroots will play in turning those ideas into legislative change. The event will also feature a special video message from conservative Senator Jim DeMint.

WHEN: Thursday, February 2nd from 7-8:30pm ET.

WHERE: Cleveland Park, 141 South Cleveland Park Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

WHY: South Carolina currently ranks 47th in the nation in test scores, despite spending an annual average of almost $12,000 per student. Parents and families across the state believe it’s time to put children first and enact real education reform in South Carolina. The recently introduced choice bill, H. 4576, proposes simple solutions to make student tuition more affordable for families, including tax credits for students attending independent schools, tax credits for non-profit scholarship grants, tax credits for students with special needs, and tax credits for classroom supplies.

FreedomWorks will support local grassroots trainings and voter education events in the weeks leading up to the South Carolina General Assembly’s vote. The campaign has already armed ten distribution centers across the state with tens of thousands of voter education materials, including door hangers, yard signs, district-targeted palm cards, tee shirts and bumper stickers. Voters can also sign a FreedomWorks online petition which generates emails directly to lawmakers demanding that the State House put children over special interests and support school choice bill H. 4576.


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