Don’t Let the Governor and Legislators Pass the Buck Again… Stand Up for Children Now!
Beginning this Friday, September 5, we urge all PTAs throughout the state to organize and participate in Statewide Stand Up for Children Days, to help fight against any deeper state budget cuts to our schools and children’s services.
We urge you to re-energize all of your members by taking this action:
STAND UP FOR CHILDREN – LITERALLY
Beginning on Sept. 5 or any day the following week, plan a specific time when you will encourage as many people as possible to stand on the sidewalk in front of your schools. (Drop-off time in the mornings or pick-up time in the afternoons are good possibilities.)
Create a visible human chain so people can see we are united in our fight to prevent further budget cuts. (Remember to stand on public property, not on school grounds.) Make homemade signs or download a sign from our website at www.capta.org. If you can’t make it to a school site, organize a Stand Up for Children Day in front of another building, at a park, or wherever else people will see you and ask what you’re fighting for. Or download a sign and place it on your front lawn.
Hand out flyers to your parents and others in the community asking them to join you in contacting your elected officials. (You should not give flyers to students or send them home with students.) Don’t forget to alert your local media as well!
Our message to the governor and legislators:
- Stand Up for Children!
- Prevent Deeper Cuts to Schools and Children’s Services!
- Support a budget that raises the additional revenues needed to provide our students with the education they deserve.
- Don’t Pass the Buck Another Year
Every elected official in every community needs to hear from us! We must pass a budget that does not compromise our most important obligation-to support the education and welfare of all children.
It will take all of us working together to prevent deeper cuts to schools.
For more information and additional downloads, see California State PTA’sStand Up for Children webpage.