March 2, 2015
|Center to Participate in Wednesday’s Legislative Press Conference
on School Choice Legislation To Release Policy Brief Describing
the Bright Today Scholarship Bill
|Providence, RI — The Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity will participate in the legislative press conference announced earlier today by the RI House of Representatives minority office regarding the Bright Today educational choice scholarship legislation that will be introduced this Wednesday in both the House and Senate.
Joining the bi-partisan legislative sponsors who will speak at the statehouse event, the Center’s CEO, Mike Stenhouse, will distribute and review an Executive Summary of the Policy Brief that describes the goals, features, statewide fiscal projections, and history of this bold legislation.
If enacted, the legislation would become the most innovative and universal school choice program in the entire nation, according to the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, which is partnering with local organizations in advancing the scholarship program.
Also expected to attend are members of the growing BrightToday.org coalition, including Gertrude Jones, former President of the Providence School Board, who is also scheduled to provide remarks.
WHAT: Legislative Press Conference – Bright Today Scholarship Bills
WHEN: Wednesday, March 4, 3:00 pm
WHERE: RI Statehouse – Room 101
WHO: Representatives Ray Hull, Mike Chippendale
Senators Marc Cote, Nicholas Kettle
The Center’s ed choice home page can be viewed at RIFreedom.org/EdChoiceRI.