[OSGeo-Discuss] USA: Speak Up For Geography

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Sat Oct 29 13:39:21 PDT 2011


Those of us in America with an interest in promoting geography education in
schools might like to take action on the "Teaching Geography is Fundamental
Act" in the US congress.  I received the following message at info at osgeo.org:

Join the public campaign "Speak Up For Geography: The 10,000 Letter
Challenge". As a leader in the geospatial industry, your support of
geography education in K-12 schools is needed now more than ever.

The goal of the 10,000 Letter Challenge is simple: to send 10,000 letters
to Congress in support of the bipartisan Teaching Geography is Fundamental
(TGIF) Act by November 18, 2011. This date marks the ending of Geography
Awareness Week 2011 and the last day of the Congressional session before
the Thanksgiving recess. It's easy to send letters to your Members of
Congress at http://speakupforgeography.org.
Show your support for geography education: Let Congress know that the
Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act is important to you. Ask others to
join the Challenge by blogging, podcasting, and tweeting about
SpeakUpForGeography.org. Post the widget on your website. Spread the
message that the time to act is now!

Best regards,
I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/warmerda
and watch the world go round - Rush    | Geospatial Software Developer

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