long-time vocal proponent of school choice, Governor Perry publicly praised the Jewish community’s active role in grassroots advocacy efforts on behalf of education reform. Governor Perry also stressed the importance of faith leaders continuing to engage their legislators on the issue and emphasize to them the tremendous benefits of the various school choice programs being considered. The attendees were appreciative of the time Governor Perry devoted to their meeting and his decision to act immediately to set up a special task force coordinated by the Governor’s staff and led by Mr. Robert Scott, Chair of the Texas Education Agency.
“Agudath Israel values Governor Perry’s commitment to identifying common-sense solutions to the tremendous financial burden of day school tuition that our growing communities in Texas face. With the Governor’s support, we are eager to make significant progress on the legislation proposed and implementing school choice programs in Texas,” said Rabbi Block. “We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Governor Perry and his staff over the coming months and continuing to work with him to address the challenges facing Orthodox Jews in Texas.
On the occasion of the dedication of the Irving Veteran’s Memorial in Irving (Dallas) Texas on May 17th, 2009, Janab Amil Saheb Sk Ali Asger bhai Ezzi, Sk Taher Ali Hamid and Sk Mustafa Hamid had the occasion to meet United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas (and candidate for Governor of Texas).Senator Hutchinson had delivered cordial Birthday Greetings to Aqa Moula (TUS) on the occasion of Huzur-e-Aala’s TUS 98th Milad Mubarak. Amil Saheb delivered a letter of appreciation from Shahzada Aali Waqar Shahzada Qaid Johar Bhaisaheb Ezzuddin Saheb (DM) on behalf of Huzur-e-Aala (TUS). Cordial Greetings were exchanged and Senator Hutchinson sent her kind regards to His Holinss Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Aqa and to Shahzada Saheb.