AFP to Host Press Conference at State Capitol for Education Reform

February 24, 2013
Contact: Matt Litt, M.Ed.                                                                                                                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Deputy Director, AFP-NE              
Telephone: (402) 533-3250
Say Yes to Increased Education Opportunities for Nebraska’s Youth
*Groups to Hold Press Conference Supporting Charter Schools in Nebraska*
LINCOLN, NE – Americans for Prosperity-Nebraska (AFP-NE), a free market advocacy group with 40,000 members statewide, and the Nebraska Alliance for Quality Education (NAQE), an advocacy group that promotes education reform initiatives, urge the Unicameral to support Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh’s LB 593, the Charter School Act.
AFP-NE and NAQE will hold a press conference to voice support for this education reform.  Press conference details as follows:
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 1 PM
Rotunda of the Nebraska State Capital
Speakers: Matt Litt, Deputy Director, AFP-NE
Aaron Hollinger, co-founder, NAQE
Gillian Quinn-Pineda, Fisher Fellow, KIPP Northeast College Preparatory
“Education is foundational for future opportunities in life,” Matt Litt, Deputy Director of AFP-NE, stated, “Let’s give families the opportunity to choose the best educational environment for their child today.”
Aaron Hollinger, co-founder of NAQE, said, “Public charter schools have the potential to transform lives and transform neighborhoods.  This option is desperately needed in East Omaha, where students with less means have been failed by the status quo for too long and at too great a societal cost.  Omaha needs transformative measures and public charter schools can offer just that.”
For more about Americans for Prosperity-Nebraska’s effort please visit
Nebraska Alliance for Quality Education (NAQE) promotes education reform initiatives in the state. NAQE believes that well-conceived, well-operated schools can transform young lives. Students in Nebraska, particularly students living in neighborhoods and cities with persistently poor performing schools, deserve better. NAQE advocates for the state to provide students with the opportunities needed in order to achieve at high levels and become productive members of society.
Americans for Prosperity-Nebraska (AFP-NE) is a statewide organization committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP-NE believes reducing the size and scope of government is the best safeguard to ensuring prosperity for all Americans. AFP-NE educates and engages citizens in support of restraining state and federal government growth and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP-NE has more than 40,000 members.
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