March 10, 2023

PSO Remembers First President Lori Cooney

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One of the greatest privileges I have cherished in my three years as president of PSO has been the opportunity to meet parents who share the same passion for championing the educational rights of our children. Their stories of overcoming hopeless situations have inspired me and countless school choice advocates to continue fighting on behalf of all families. 

Lori Cooney’s story is one of the greatest I’ve been honored to know. While a single mother to three children she co-founded the National Coalition for Public School Options in 2008, and became PSO’s first president. It’s because of her determination to blaze a trail of opportunities for parents that our organization has the victories we celebrate today. 

Lori passed away on March 7, 2023 in her fight with cancer, and while I am deeply saddened Lori is no longer with us, I know her fighting spirit will live on in the lives of PSO’s members and those to come. 

Former president Tillie Elvrum also shares her memories of Lori and how she embodied what it means to be an advocate:

Lori was fearless, and her tenacity served her well during challenging times. Whether raising her children as a single mother, delivering testimony during a legislative hearing, or facing cancer, she always met the moment with strength and determination.

Lori's advocacy was born out of her love for her children. Her family benefited from school choice, and she was an incredible learning coach to her three children, Sean, Shannon, and Ashlyn. Lori poured all of her love into their educational experience and believed every parent should have access to the best schools that fit their students.

Most importantly, Lori had an incredible capacity to love and a warrior-like spirit. She fought hard for her family, friends, and children everywhere. Even during her long battle with cancer, she fought gracefully and determinedly and still wanted updates on legislative battles or to understand policy better. Once an advocate, always an advocate.

While we mourn our great loss, I hope we will turn our grief into action and continue the good work she started. Thank you, dear Lori, for showing us the way -- you were important to us and made a difference in the lives of so many children.

Thank you Lori for your legacy. You will continue to empower parents to accept nothing short of the best in life and in education for themselves and their children. 

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