Our First Video

Hey everyone – I’m Samaris Rose Smith.

Today, we launched our campaign with our first video. It’s called “What Do You See”.

I narrated this video because it really speaks to me as a mom of five young men in Connecticut. Too often, it feels like society has set a ceiling for what my sons can achieve. But we’re not willing to accept that ceiling – we’re pushing through it every day, and proving to everybody that they can achieve whatever they set their mind to.

“What Do You See” is dedicated to all the moms who fight this battle every day. Some of us have been lucky – we’ve found great public charter schools for our kids, schools that we CHOSE. But these schools aren’t available to everybody, and charter schools are still deeply underfunded.

If we parents going to get a world where our children are funded equally – no matter what public school they attend – then we need to get active.

So before you go, please do me a favor – take a minute to share this video on Facebook and invite your friends to sign up for the campaign. It doesn’t matter if you’re a mom, a dad, a grandparent, a guardian, or a student – we all have a role to play. Hope to see you soon!