Mission Vista High PTSA

Legislative Alert
February 25, 2010


Take action now!
  Now is the time for PTA members to take action to help California's more than 9 million children. To make our voices heard, California State PTA has developed an action plan with ideas and resources to help you mobilize your members and communities throughout the state.  
 
In the past two years, the state has cut $17 billion from schools, and deep cuts to social services have added to the burden borne by children and families.  An additional $2.4 billion is now being proposed in new cuts to schools, as well as the possible elimination of entire health programs that serve children.  PTA strongly opposes these proposals.
 
We must speak up for all children now!  We must demand that the state invest in their education and well-being.

The following menu lists actions your PTA unit, council and district can take.  We encourage you to do as many of the activities as feasible for your group.  Easy-to-use samples are included to assist you.
 
Your involvement will make a difference.
ACTION ITEMS - Target Dates
WRITE LETTERS TO THE GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATORS - Begin now

HOLD A LOCAL SCHOOL FUNDING INITIATIVE PETITION DRIVE - Now to March 31

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Feb 22 to March 5

PARTICIPATE IN A STATEWIDE DAY OF ACTION - March 4

LEGISLATOR LETTER CAMPAIGN - March 5 to April 30

HOLD A PASS-IT-ON E-MAIL BLAST CAMPAIGN - Now to April 30

PLAN LOCAL RALLIES OR OTHER PRESS EVENTS - March 15 to April 19

MEET WITH LEGISLATORS - March - until budget is signed

STATE PTA RALLY AT THE PTA CONVENTION IN SACRAMENTO - April 29 to May 2

         
LET US KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING TO SPEAK UP FOR CHILDREN - Ongoing

  • Send your photos and stores of your advocacy activities to:

         communications@capta.org <mailto:communications@capta.org>  and legislation@capta.org <mailto:legislation@capta.org> .

Speak up for children.  (How many more reasons do you need?)  
Find out more about how to join or support the California State PTA at http://www.capta.org/sections/membership/join-support.cfm.  Please visit the California State PTA website at http://www.capta.org for more information.
     

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