Let’s Get Gov. Mike Pence’s Attention Tomorrow via Twitter

Time for another Twitter rally.  Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) will be in Dallas, TX tomorrow (8/29/14) at the Defending the American Dream Summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity.  He is on the agenda tomorrow at 10:00a (Central Time) to be on a panel for a workshop entitled “Wastewatchers – Tightening the Belt on Government Spending.”

Please plan on starting about 9:45a and we can go all morning, but the workshop will probably be finished around 11:15a (Central Time).  So if we can blow up Twitter for an hour and a half that would be great.  If you are not able to do this live if you use Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Buffer or some other 3rd party Twitter app please schedule some Tweets during this time.

Our goal is to get his attention so he’ll be motivated to go back to Indiana and address the sloppy Common Core rebrand that was done there.

In all of your tweets if you would please make sure you are directing your tweet to him – @GovPenceIN and use two hashtags the first would be #DeserveBetter and then the conference hashtag is #Dream14.  If you have enough space please also include #StopCommonCore.  It’s more important to use his Twitter handle @GovPenceIN (otherwise his staff won’t see it) and #DeserveBetter though.

Here are some sample tweets.

  • .@GovPenceIN Hoosier kids #DeserveBetter standards than a Common Core rebrand. #Dream14 #StopCommonCore
  • .@GovPenceIN your Common Core rebrand & assessments are a budget buster.  Hoosiers #DeserveBetter.  #Dream14 #StopCommonCore
  • .@GovPenceIN your Common Core rebrand violates free market principles, your state #DeservesBetter #Dream14 #StopCommonCore
  • .@GovPenceIN private schools in your state #DeserveBetter than to have poor rebranded standards tied to vouchers. #Dream14 #StopCommonCore
  • .@GovPenceIN I didn’t think it was possible but Indiana now has worse math standards than Common Core. Hoosiers #DeserveBetter #Dream14
  • .@GovPenceIN check out @PioneerBoston’s smarter way to #StopCommonCore – http://bit.ly/1AYmrqZ Indiana #DeservesBetter #Dream14
  • .@GovPenceIN voters #DeserveBetter than to have a potential presidential candidate pull a bait & switch. #StopCommonCore for real. #Dream14
  • .@GovPenceIN Hoosier parents #DeserveBetter than junk standards thrown together instead of a real plan to #StopCommonCore #Dream14
  • .@GovPenceIN Hoosiers #DeserveBetter than to have “education czars” foist education policy on us (http://bit.ly/1AYo6wF) #Dream14

I hope you join in!  Please share your sample tweets in the comments.

Common Core Criticized at Defending the American Dream Summit

Americans for Prosperity Foundation held their annual Defending the American Dream Summit in Orlando, FL last Friday and Sunday.  The Common Core State Standards were discussed by a number of the speakers (and by the crowd on occasion).

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) reemphasized his opposition to the Common Core State Standards which you can see in a video taken by The Shark Tank where he received overwhelming praise from the activists gathered.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in his comments during the ending session of the summit said, ““There is a grass-roots uprising that is sweeping this nation.  The American people are standing up and saying we want our freedom back. And I’m going to give the simplest and best advice for President Obama and for Republicans and Democrats in Congress: Listen to the people… Listen to the people on Common Core.”

Cruz received loud applause mentioning the Common Core.

Florida Governor Rick Scott was heckled by the audience due to his support of the Common Core State Standards.

Conservative syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin poked at the Common Core during her speech on Friday night and during a Saturday morning workshop at the companion conference held by Americans for Prosperity called RightOnline.  In an interview with Caffeinated Thoughts she said, “Listen to the grassroots.  Don’t make the mistake of dismissing voices of all of these entirely dissatisfied parents who are heck of a lot more informed than you are and your staffs are about the Fed Ed corruption.  I understand that a lot of these Republicans think they are doing what is in their self interest, but they are so psychologically deluded.  I think in part it may as crass and craven as listening to donors.  You have got all of these big businesses… that’s what driving this.  So if they are listening to money then the only way to combat that is with political force.”