U.S. Lawmakers to Address Washington School Children

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#schoolchoice–More than 250 students will join Sen. Tim Scott, Rep. Luke Messer, and
House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Rep. Virginia
Foxx at a rally for school choice at the U.S. Capitol.

The event will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 in the
Capitol Visitors Center auditorium and atrium. Speakers include House
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN)
and Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), the House Education and the Workforce
Committee chairwoman.

Malik Washington, who attends Archbishop Carroll High School with a D.C.
Opportunity Scholarship, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and deliver
remarks. The event is sponsored by the Congressional School Choice
Caucus and is designed to raise awareness of the importance of expanding
education options for children across the country

“School Choice Week is about sharing the stories and successes of
America’s kids. All across our country, students benefit from access to
innovative charter, online, private, home and public school options,”
said Rep. Luke Messer, chair of the Congressional School Choice Caucus.
“This diversity, flexibility and choice in education should be
celebrated and available to all families regardless of income or zip
code. We cannot rest until every child has access to a quality
education.”

“I truly believe that a quality education is the closest thing to magic.
It can help our youth realize that no matter where they start in life,
they can learn their way to a brighter future,” said Sen. Tim Scott. “I
also know that when our students and families have more options, they
will have more opportunities to achieve success. To me, school choice
does not diminish one form of education over another, but it seeks to
offer our youth the chance to find an education track that best fits
their individual needs. Every student in our country, across every zip
code deserves to have access to a quality education that helps them
create a path to the American Dream.”

For more information, contact Molly Gillaspie in the office of Rep. Luke
Messer at (202) 225-3021 or Molly.Gillaspie@mail.house.gov.

As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School
Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options
for students, families, and communities around the country.

For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com,
or visit www.facebook.com/schoolchoiceweek.

Contacts

Office of Congressman Luke Messer
Molly Gillaspie, 202-225-3021
Molly.Gillaspie@mail.house.gov