Barrett-Jackson event to raise awareness for K-12 funding

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The most famous name in car auctions is teaming up with the Let’s Vote Yes for Arizona Schools Campaign to host a one of a kind car show in Scottsdale.

Barrett-Jackson will be leading the campaign car show 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on March 12 at their south Scottsdale showroom, 3020 N. Scottsdale Road, alongside the Yes on Prop 123 campaign. The showroom is a full-scale dealership, boasting high-end classic, custom and special-interest cars.

“We’re looking forward to helping with this campaign and bringing much-needed funds to Arizona’s public school system – a system I was a part of while growing up here in the Valley,” stated Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, in a press release.

Mr. Jackson will be making an appearance with some prized cars from his collection alongside Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane and Matt McMurry, the youngest person ever to participate in and finish the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans race. This racing all-star is an Arizona native and is currently racing a Porsche 911 GT3 this season for Park Place Motorsports, the release stated.

The unusual campaign event will shine a light on the bi-partisan Proposition 123 that will be on the May 17 special election ballot throughout Arizona.

This education initiative would provide $3.5 billion in additional education funding over 10 years without raising taxes. Prop. 123 would also help increase teachers’ salaries and allow schools to purchase much needed supplies like textbooks and computers, the release stated.

Prop. 123 is supported by education advocacy groups like the Arizona Education Association, which represents more than 20,000 teachers, The Arizona School Boards Association, Stand for Children Arizona, Expect More Arizona, as well as Governor Doug Ducey.

While not required, attendees are encouraged to invest in the Prop 123 campaign by making small – even as small as $1.23 – voluntarily contributions to Yes on Proposition 123, the release stated.

To learn more about Prop 123 and how to support this measure visit the campaign website.

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