Whether your school has a PTA, PTO, PTC or any other group of dedicated people fighting for our children, you will agree that it is NOT OK to cut any more funds from our children's schools.
I received a letter from the State PTA, Legislative Action Alert, dated April 7, 2010. It was something that I also thought you all would like to read. It has some GREAT links and sample letters. The purpose of the article was to help Californian's stand together and let our legislators know that ongoing cuts to education and critical children and family services are NOT the solution to the budget crisis taht we want to see.
Here is the article, follow this link for forms. I hope you will join me in writing our Governor and Legislators, the letters are in both English and Spanish.
Californians know: Cuts to education are not the answer!
Are you taking action to speak up for California's more than 9 million children? A California Field Poll, released on March 24, shows that an overwhelming 79 percent of Californians oppose budget cuts to public schools. Similarly, those surveyed also strongly opposed cuts to health care programs, higher education, mental health programs, child care and public assistance for low income families.
We must let our legislators know that ongoing cuts to education and critical children and family services are not the solution to the budget crisis that we, as their constituents, want to see. For more information on how the Governor's proposed budget cuts would affect your school district or county, go to the California Budget Project (CBP) analyses at www.cbp.org.
Send a letter to the Governor and your legislators today to let them know that public education and critical children's services must be protected from further budget cuts. Use one of the sample letters below or write your own letter drawing on your personal views and experiences.
* Letter to Governor (state & local impact) from parents (English) (en español)
* Letter to Governor (state impact only) from parents (English) (en español)
* Letter to legislator (state & local impact) from parents (English)
* Letter to legislator (state impact only) from parents (English)
Another way to take action is to volunteer to help your PTA unit, council or district to organize a letter writing campaign. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
Letter campaign ideas
Thank you for all you do to speak up for California's 9 million children!
Let us know how you and your fellow PTA members are taking action, send your stories and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.