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Press Release

    Hundreds of CSE Activists Rally For School Choice

    07/19/2000

    “Only CSE can fill a room with this many people.” – Florida State Representative Fred Brummer


    Florida Education Commissioner Tom Gallagher updates CSE activists on school choice in Florida.

    Orlando, FL – More than 400 activists showed up for Florida Citizens for a Sound Economy’s (FL CSE) inaugural activist convention, the FL CSE Issues Forum 2000 & Campaign Issue Intervention. This was the scene for more than 400 dedicated FL CSE members to learn more about school choice. Guest speakers for the school choice presentation included Florida Education Commissioner Tom Gallagher, Florida Solicitor General Tom Warner, and Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell.

    “We need CSE in Ohio” – Ohio Secretary of State, J. Kenneth Blackwell

    An Exercise in Activism. Florida CSE activists were briefed about the success of school choice programs around the nation and to the status of school choice in Florida. In addition to the presentations, CSE activists were given briefing books, which included action items, sample letters to the editor and to elected officials, talking points and in-depth analysis on the issue.

    Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell enjoys dinner with more than 400 CSE activists.

    This conference solidified CSE as a grassroots powerhouse that elected officials and candidates need to respect. Unlike any other organization, CSE drew hundreds of people willing to exchange their weekend and money for the opportunity to learn more about how to be successful in taking on extreme special interests and how to guarantee school choice for all parents – regardless of what they earn or where they live.