The DFT is making a desperate plea to our membership for volunteers for the August 5 primary election, specifically in support of the enhancement millage that will generate additional revenue for PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS ONLY in Wayne County, including DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
The passage of this millage is critical to the continued viability of DPS, and for that matter DFT. The millage will generate up to an additional $18 million dollars each of the next six (6) years which will enable DPS to maintain and/or expand current curricular programs, preserve salaries and benefits, as well as jobs.
We need at least 200 volunteers to help work strategic polling places to encourage voters to support this COUNTY WIDE millage.
While I am certainly not pleased with many of the recent actions of DPS, and we will continue our legal remedies relative to those actions, I also know how vital the passage of this millage is to the future of our students, the stability of our district, and the members of our Union.
We will fight when we need to fight, but we must not sacrifice our future out of anger or spite.
Please attend the volunteer meeting on Saturday, August 2 at the Operating Engineers Union Hall from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
On Election Day food will be provided to poll worker volunteers and we can do the covering in shifts. Details will be shared at the volunteer meeting Saturday.
PLEASE COME, PLEASE SUPPORT, and PLEASE SECURE PASSAGE OF THIS VITAL MILLAGE.
Keith R. Johnson, DFT President