Prop 123 supporters to host free screening of ‘Star Wars’

The Let’s Vote Yes for Arizona Schools campaign, in Support of Prop 123 is offering a free showing of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Harkins Christown 14 multiplex, 1620 W. Montebello near 15th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will deliver an opening statement, according to a press release.

Families and children are welcome but RSVPs are needed by Wednesday, Feb. 17, at, as the theater only has space for 250.

Admission is free; however, attendees are encouraged to invest in the Prop 123 campaign by making small — as small as $1.23 — voluntarily contributions to Let’s Vote Yes for Arizona Schools, in Support of Prop 123, according to the release.

A special election on Proposition 123 has been scheduled by the state for May 17.

Supporters believe Prop 123 would do the following, according to the release:

•Provide $3.5 billion in additional education funding over 10 years without raising taxes.
•Help increase teacher salaries and stop teachers from leaving Arizona.
•Responsibly use the state land trust for its intended purpose – supporting public education.

Others argue against the proposition, according to arguments filed with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office, some saying:

•It will cap future education spending by letting the legislature ignore the will of the voters.
•It will damage the future of the state land trust.

The event is being paid for by Let’s Vote Yes for Arizona Schools, in Support of Prop 123. Major funding is being provided by Greater Phoenix Leadership Inc., Helios Education Foundation, Arizona State University Foundation and Cox Communications, according to the release.

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