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An open letter from Louise Lee, co-founder of SOS-NC--July 2010

While I am thankful that our efforts in 2010 (and every year since then) helped keep the 2004 school calendar law from being totally wiped out, the changes that did take place are only a taste of future threats to summers as some of us know them now. Families in the western part of our state were dealt a crushing blow with new waiver provisions that became law in 2010 - and that was just the beginning. Fortunately, due in part to documentation from SOS-NC, changes made in 2013 were more favorable. Unfortunately, however, these constant battles come with a price — in both the figurative and literal sense. Few people realize how very close we come almost every year now, to losing then fight to keep the 2004 school calendar law intact, thus preserving a traditional summer as an option for NC families.

The groups that continue to oppose our cause are powerful, organized, and extremely determined. Not only do they have influential leaders and permanent, well-paid lobbyists, they also have plenty of resources, monetary and otherwise, at their disposal. As you may or may not know, as a non-profit organization, SOS-NC depends solely on contributions to carry out its work. We have finally established ourselves as a force to be reckoned with, and it would be tragic, and devastating to our cause, to be forced to back off now. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

SOS-NC is long past the days when it could rely solely on a hand-full of volunteers working a few months out of the year to carry out its mission. This grassroots organization now requires ongoing attention and planning on the part of its leaders. My dear family has come to see this as my almost full-time mission! :^)

I would not be asking for your help if our mission was not under severe attack – but it is. Think back —if you enjoyed and cherished your summer this year, please consider making a donation to the group that has endlessly fought for over 12 years to preserve it. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
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As always, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and passion for this cause. With recent local and national talks of lengthening the school year, summers as we know them are being threatened more than ever. If Save Our Summers - NC is to remain the stronghold for protecting summers, its support base will have to grow. Please make a concerted effort now and over the next several months to let others know why they should never take those "lazy days of summer" for granted, and introduce them to the SOS-NC website.

With appreciation,
Louise Lee
President, Save Our Summers - NC
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