Dear Indivisible HOPE followers,

WE LOVE OUR TEACHERS – and we would like to tell you about an exciting lawn sign campaign our group launched at our last meeting in order to show our support and raise awareness for the important work our educators do.

We would like to share the idea and provide everybody with the sign template who is interested. Lets help to spread the idea.

Whether we enjoyed going to school or made our way to classes more reluctantly, almost everyone has met a memorable teacher who supported, encouraged or inspired us. Teachers have great influence on our children and with that on our country’s future. Their work can support our efforts to guide our children toward becoming responsible adults and active members of our communities who will look carefully at promises politicians might make and then come to their own informed opinions and decisions.

Clearly, teachers play an important role in our country’s future – all the while seeing their efforts undermined by the current administration. Patrick Eddis, former Montgomery County campaign manager for Hillary Clinton, gave the inspiration for a lawn sign in support of teachers when he spoke at one of our recent Indivisible HOPE meetings. He pointed out how Republicans are using many positive messages and “dog whistle” politics to reach out to their constituents, one example being the widely seen yard sign “We support our police”.
Statements with positive connotations create positive emotions and are effective from a marketing point of view. We feel motivating people to be engaged for a cause over an extended period of time requires more than criticizing the opponent and that it is important for us to start focusing on more positive and inspiring messages.
The yard sign “WE LOVE OUR TEACHERS”, created by Indivisible HOPE, does just that and states what opponents of the current administration stand FOR, rather than what we are AGAINST.
We decided to keep both message and design positive and simple to foster a concern for teachers and keep the sign applicable to different teacher/education related issues.

Our first 100 signs were co-sponsored by the Southeastern Region of the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) and therefore carry their logo as well as that of Indivisible HOPE. We are happy to provide the template to any group that would like to spread the idea; you can then replace the logos with your own and that of your sponsor.

A picture of the yard sign is shown below. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us unter indivisiblehope@gmail.com 

Thank you for your consideration,

Indivisible HOPE team Yard sign in the street

Update on our 6th meeting next week Thursday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m.

We are proud to announce our speakers for our
6th meeting next Thursday, August 17 at 7 p.m. at Peter-Becker-Community:

Kyle Longacre
Program Administrator, College and Career Readiness at Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU), former Assistant Principal at Souderton Area High School:
“Aligning education and workforce needs for healthy youth and communities”

Zeek Weil
Regional Advocacy Coordinator
Southeastern Region, The Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA)
”Potential changes to the education landscape in Pennsylvania”

Patrick Eddis
2016 Clinton Campaign organizer and Vice Chair of Springfield Township Democratic Committee
“Why we love our teachers”

Indivisible HOPE will also launch a yard sign campaign that will exhibit community support for our teachers. Stay tuned for more details.

Stay a bit longer after the official part for a glass of wine or water and conversation with our speakers and attendees.

Indivisible HOPE 6th meeting with wine & snacks afterwards on August 17, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

at Peter-Becker-Community, Maplewood Estates Main Building, 2nd floor
Address: 815 Maplewood Drive, Harleysville, PA 

Ready or not, school will soon start in our communities. We will likely have to face potential changes in a transforming school system under the Trump administration. What does this mean for the Souderton School District, for the students, for the teachers, and for tax payers in the district?
The Indivisible Hope founders have decided to focus on the “The Future of our Schools” at our next meeting. Whether or not you have school age children, most of us believe that students are the future of our country! We should all pay very close attention to what is going on in our schools right now and if there is anything we can do about it.

We will have an excellent speaker list the details of which will be published soon.
We will also have a surprise: Many of us are longing for a positive message and we will have that positive message at that gathering!

Please come and join us for presentations and a get together with wine & snacks  afterwards.