Vote yes to Question 1
I am not an educator, nor a parent with a child in the Maryland public school system, nor am I a student. I am, however, a taxpayer who cares about the quality of our local public schools and desires to ensure that casino revenues go to increasing public school funding. As a product of the public schools of Calvert County, I am well aware of the need for continued quality of and funding for our public schools in order to ensure that when students leave high school they will be better prepared for college and careers. Therefore, I urge you to vote yes on constitutional amendment Question 1.
Voting yes on Question 1 results in additional education funding that our students and schools need for smaller class sizes, better paid teachers, and expanding career and technical education and pre-K.
Voting yes on Question 1 will add local funding priorities based on top issues for different school systems.
Voting yes on Question 1 provides a part of the solution for closing the funding gap. Passing Question 1 won’t solve every problem overnight, but it can help take important steps in the right direction of getting schools and students needed resources.
Visit voteyesonone.org to view a breakdown of how much additional funding per school system passing Question 1 could mean.
Voting yes on Question 1 will keep a promise made to voters that casino revenue would increase school funding instead of being used for other purposes. Voting yes would prevent politicians from diverting casino money in the Education Trust Fund and ensure that it goes to our schools.
Vote yes on Question 1 during early voting at the Community Resources Building, across from the post office, located at 30 Duke St. in Prince Frederick between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. through Thursday, Nov. 1. Vote yes on Question 1 on Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 7 to 8 p.m. at your assigned polling place.
Remember to vote yes on Question 1.
Malcolm Funn, Solomons