Massachusetts Parents United Convention Draws Record Numbers

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Some said it couldn't be done. But this weekend we did it -- right here in Massachusetts.

Hundreds of parents coming together to fight to put their children first. For safer neighborhoods. Affordable housing. And equitable access to high quality education for every child across the Commonwealth.

The parent leaders of Massachusetts Parents United convened at the East Boston Social Center to show solidarity across the state and vote on the Parent Action Agenda during the first annual MPU Convention. And they showed up in serious numbers.

For the past several months, MPU members have been quietly working together -- building power and unity --  working on their own neighborhood level agendas and providing direct feedback to compile the statewide agenda. And you might notice something else that makes MPU different from your average, PTA, PTO or parent council. We are 98% parents of color.

 

Rebecca Rutenberg