Friday, June 25, 2010

DFER Ed Reformer of the Month for June is Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Virginia):


It is with great pleasure that we announce today that Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Virginia) has been named DFER's "Ed Reformer of the Month" for June. We began this online fundraising feature a year ago this month, and in that time. nearly 200 of you have helped raise approximately $100,000 for reform-minded candidates for office around the nation.

Help us start our our second year of this experiment by showing some love to Rep. Perriello, even if you can't attend the reception in his honor later this month.

Perriello has spent his life serving the underserved and, in Congress, his bona fide progressive values have turned him into an avid education reformer. He is part of a new generation of federal elected officials who represent a dramatic departure from old-school obsession with ideology.

Perriello was a strong supporter of Rep. Jared Polis' All-STAR Act, which helps to replicate high-performing charter schools that serve at-risk students. The bill establishes new thresholds for data-driven accountability and transparency, helping to ensure that new charter schools maintain the high level of performance that today's most trusted ones achieve.

In 2008, Perriello pulled off one of the country's biggest electoral upsets, beating a six-term Republican incumbent. His reelection campaign is likely to be challenging as well, so every dollar of support is especially critical. Perriello is the kind of keen, progressive champion we need in Washington, D.C.

Please click here to join other education reformers aroundf the nation in supporting Rep. Perriello today!

Please join


Democrats for Education Reform


for a cocktail reception to support the re-election of


Congressman Tom Perriello (VA-5) 


With special guest


Congressman George Miller (CA-7) 

Chairman, Education and Labor Committee 

Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

VIP Reception: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

General Reception: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM


The Home of Michael and Kristina Caplin

8477 Portland Place

McLean, Virginia 22102


VIP Reception:

Host: $2,400

Sponsor: $1,000

General Reception:

Benefactor: $500

Patron: $250

Friend: $100


To RSVP, please contact Steve Hurvitz at (703) 340-4497 or


To contribute/RSVP online via DFER's "Ed Reformer of the Month" page, click here.


Contributions or gifts to Perriello for Congress are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.

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Perriello for Congress does not accept contributions from registered federal lobbyists.

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