Phoenix, AZ, April 28, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- The Board of Directors of the Phoenix Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) voted today to call on Arizona State Government to meet the requests of the “Red for Ed” movement.
“Recognizing that the workforce of the future, upon which we rely for economic vitality and growth, is dependent on sustainable and responsible funding for our public school system, our Board of Directors voted to support the Red for Ed movement,” explains Julie S. Cook, NAWBO Phoenix President, on behalf of its Board of Directors.
“Our future workforce deserves to be educated in facilities that are well maintained with supplies and equipment that are current and forward-thinking,” Cook continues. “Students deserve professional and support staff that is compensated fairly and equitably. NAWBO Phoenix stands with #RedForEd on all five of their requests. We recognize that public education is key to attracting customers and businesses in Arizona and to hiring employees that come to the job ready and able to work.
“We ask our State Government to meet or exceed the requests as put forward today by the #RedForEd movement,” Cook adds. “Our children and our future deserve all that we can provide to assure that they are ready to fulfill the roles we envision for them as we women business owners and operators continue to thrive. Without this, we fall short, and the economic future of our state is in jeopardy. We urge our leaders to consider and enact sustainable sources of funding, and to invest in all of our futures.”
NAWBO is an organization that works to: transform public policy and influence opinion makers; strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of its members and promote economic development; create innovative and effective changes in the business culture; and build strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations. For more information about the Phoenix Metro Chapter, established in 1985, visit www.nawbophx.org.