The Governor and legislators say the state budget crisis is so bad that we have no choice but to severely cut education and health and welfare services for kids.
They are wrong!
Please e-mail your legislators.
Remind them that their obligation to all of California’s children does not stop when times get tough.
A budget is a reflection of our values. We value the future of our children and the future of California. We understand cuts to education programs will be enacted as part of a budget deficit solution. But the cuts currently being considered are far too deep and will shortchange an entire generation.
To read California State PTA President Pam Brady’s statement on the budget negotiations, click here.
Please call or e-mail your state Assembly member, state Senator and the Governor right away and deliver the following messages:
- Support a balanced budget approach that includes some additional revenues to prevent even deeper cuts to children’s education programs and services.
- Support full funding for Healthy Families, CalWORKs and Cal Grants – essential programs that support the health and well-being of children, students and families.
The Governor and all legislators need to continue to hear directly from parents and PTAs about the devastating impact that cuts proposed in the state budget will have on children. We know many of you have been contacting legislators; it is vital to remind them that PTAs throughout the state and all parents are watching their actions closely.