Save Upper Darby Arts group forms politcal action committee

Save Upper Darby Arts announced that it has created a political action committee to advocate for “high quality” public education across Pennsylvania.

Save Upper Darby Arts is a community organization that fought to save the Upper Darby School District’s art, music, physical education, library, technology and foreign language programs from being cut in 2012. The group attracted national media attention by producing a video and gathering more than 22,000 petition signatures. The group’s efforts led to the General Assembly restoring $2.726 million to Upper Darby.

The PAC will support candidates for statewide offices in both the primary and general election.

“Equal opportunity begins with equal access to quality education,” SUDA founder Colleen Kennedy said in a statment. “We need lawmakers who will fight fora level playing field for all of Pennsylvania’s public school children. Our country is founded on the principle of equal opportunity, and Pennsylvania students have lost their constitutional right to ‘a thorough and efficient system of public education.’

“With true allies in Harrisburg who fight ferociously and unapologetically for a restoration of $1 billion in state funding cuts, an immediate institution of fair funding formula and accountability measures for all schools receiving taxpayer funding, SUDA PAC can help restore faith to Pennsylvania communities.”

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