Legislative Action Alert

February 15, 2011

Speak up today - Send this message to
Sacramento legislators:


Let the voters decide!  

Protect education funding by putting a tax extension on the ballot

Public education in California continues to be threatened.


Despite more than $18 billion in cuts in recent years, a further reduction of at least $2 billion (or $350 per student) will occur unless the Legislature takes action soon.


March 1 is the deadline for lawmakers to place a ballot measure before California voters to extend current tax rates. 

Your legislators need to hear from you right now!


California State PTA supports a balanced approach to solving the state's $26 billion budget deficit.  This approach includes additional revenues to protect against even deeper cuts to education and children's services.  The Governor has proposed putting an extension of certain current tax rates for five years on a special election ballot.  This proposal will provide voters with a direct opportunity to help stabilize the budget and protect education and other essential programs from further cuts.


The first step is to persuade two-thirds of legislators in both the Senate and the Assembly to vote to place this measure on the ballot for a special election in June.

Contact your legislators TODAY to urge them to  

place this measure on the ballot.

Speak Up for Children!

We are PTA - If not us, then who? 

It's easy to do!  Here's how:

  1. Click here to find your Senator and Assembly members' contact info.      
  2. Call them TODAY in their district or Capitol offices (click here for a sample phone script).       
  3. Fax or mail in a letter from you and/or your children about the importance of public education to your family (click here  for a sample letter).           
  4. Urge your PTA to send a letter to the representatives in  your area (click here for a sample letter).             
  5. Attend a school board meeting in your community or contact your local school board members and urge the board to adopt a resolution calling for extension of the temporary tax increases (click here for a sample resolution from the California School Boards Association).

Remember:  The time to act is now!