Show up, call, email, tweet

The school board is voting on changing the name of JEB Stuart High on June 22nd. The pro-Confederate opposition to the change has mounted in the last month and now school board members previously committed to change are on the fence.

We need a large turnout at this week’s school board meeting to support the students working for change.

Thursday, June 8 at 7pm
Luther Jackson Middle School
3020 Gallows Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042

We also need people, especially those who live in Fairfax County, emailing and calling the school board members individually (do not use the group email form on the website, email these addresses individually):

Ryan.McElveen@fcps.edu,
ilryong.moon@fcps.edu
JHough1@fcps.edu
Megan.McLaughlin@fcps.edu
Jane.Strauss@fcps.edu
Pat.Hynes@fcps.edu
TDKaufax@fcps.edu
SSEvans@fcps.edu
KLCorbettsan@fcps.edu
DaPalchik@fcps.edu
Elizabeth.Schultz@fcps.edu
TAWilson1@fcps.edu

McLaughlin, Kaufax, Moon, and Corbett-Sanders are currently undecided.

Contact numbers for school board members: www.fcps.edu/school-board/school-board-members

Twitter handles for the school board are:
@JanieStrauss
@SSEvans
@Megan4Schools
@Karen4Schools
@DaliaPalchik
@Moon4Schools
@RyanLMcElveen
@VotePatHynes
@Kaufax4Schools
@ThinkSchultz

We’ll have small signs to hold, but if you’d like to make your own, suggested messages for posters/tweets are:
Change the name
JEB was racist
Schools shouldn’t be monuments to white supremacy
Remembrance not reverence
Why name a school for JEB in 2017?
Take it down
Students support the name change
Choose the future not the past

Hashtags:
#TakeItDown
#ChangeTheName
#JEBStuart
#OurFCPS (school system’s hashtag, be mindful that young people are involved in and see this content)

Other Twitter handles to follow:
@StuartImpact
@FairfaxNAACP
@FCPSnews