𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐬, 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐣𝐨𝐫 𝐛𝐮𝐝𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐰𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩.
We need 𝐲𝐨𝐮 to contact your federal representatives ASAP to support money for schools. Your action will help prevent lay-offs, larger class sizes and the reduction or elimination of important programs and services for our students.
Please join with education leaders around the country in asking for $200 billion to support education funding, including special education, distance learning, Title 1 for low-income students and other programs.
Click this link to 𝐓𝐀𝐊𝐄 𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐍𝐎𝐖: https://www.votervoice.net/CAPTA/campaigns/74058/respond
Use your voice to send a message directly to all California senators and representatives in Washington.
𝐄𝐝𝟏𝟎𝟎: "During Teacher Appreciation Week, let’s say a loud 'thank you' in a way that really matters: by supporting education funding in this time of crisis.”
𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐓𝐀: “As Congress negotiates a fourth emergency supplemental in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative any package include significant, robust and flexible funding for our nation’s public schools."
𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬: "...Support an additional federal allocation of $175 billion in Educational Stabilization Funds distributed to the local level through the Title I formula. We also urge Congress to provide an additional $13 billion for IDEA, $12 billion in additional Title I program funding, $2.0 billion for E-Rate, and emergency infrastructure funds that include public schools.”
𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐲 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐭𝐞: “A 15 percent reduction in state education funding could lead to the loss of more than 300,000 teaching positions.”
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Join California State PTA Director of Legislation Shereen Walter and members of the Legislation Team during our monthly webinar, where we discuss all the latest information.
The webinars take place the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Here is the schedule of upcoming webinars:
Webinar ID: 436-971-571
If your computer does not have speakers or you otherwise have trouble hearing the audio once you’ve logged in, mute your speakers and call 415-655-0052 to hear the discussion. Use attendee PIN number 455-276-312. (Note: you cannot use this phone number to hear the webinar unless you register and log in through the above link first.)
To watch a recording of the April 1st webinar, click here. To view a PDF of the presentation, click here.
Have you heard?
Registration for the California State PTA Legislative Conference is 𝐍𝐎𝐖 𝐎𝐏𝐄𝐍!
Whether you are new to PTA or a seasoned leader, join us for California State PTA’s Legislative Conference on 𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟏𝟑-𝟏𝟒, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 in Sacramento.
This event is for any PTA member who wants to learn more about how to be an effective voice for all children.
Meet and network with other advocates from across the state interested in learning more about key issues that affect children, youth and families.
Spend two days participating in learning activities and hearing from legislative leaders and experts on issues you care about, including the opportunity to advocate directly with your state legislators.
𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟏𝟑-𝟏𝟒, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 - Sacramento!
To Make A Difference! Visit directly with your legislators and be part of the statewide effort to advocate for the education, health, safety and well-being of all children.
𝑫𝑶𝑵'𝑻 𝑾𝑨𝑰𝑻 - 𝑹𝑬𝑮𝑰𝑺𝑻𝑹𝑨𝑻𝑰𝑶𝑵 𝑰𝑺 𝑵𝑶𝑾 𝑶𝑷𝑬𝑵!
Click this link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/california-state-pta-legislati…
Early bird rates are $240 for adults and students. Rates increase to $275 after November 15, 2019
Registration fee includes all materials, training, lunch and dinner on Monday, and breakfast on Tuesday.
Spaces are limited, please register by December 10, 2019 to reserve your spot.
Did you know that California State PTA hosts monthly conference calls to talk about all things advocacy? YOU can get involved in these calls, and it's as simple as dialing in!
We are including the information for these calls (dates, times, and the number to call!) right here in this post, so that you can get involved and get informed!
Join California State PTA Director of Legislation Shereen Walter and members of the Legislation Team for monthly calls discussing all the latest information.
A conference call line has been reserved for every first Wednesday of the following months from 7 — 8 p.m.
Participant Access Code: 604265#
To mute or unmute during the session, press *6.
If you encounter any phone issues like dropped calls or long periods of silence, please hang up and dial (805) 360-1075. This reroutes you to a different port in their system so you can enter our dial-in number directly.
You can find more information via CAPTA: https://capta.org/focus-areas/advocacy/
For over 120 years, PTA has been hard at work improving the world for children. From access to nutrition to appropriate treatment, we seek to ensure that every child has a chance to reach his or her potential!
Want more information on how YOU can advocate for children?
Contact 23rd District Vice President of Advocacy