Fighting For Fair School Funding in CA: Take Action THIS WEEK!

For the past year, AYPAL and the Campaign for Quality Education (CQE) coalition have been pushing for the timely passage of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) by the state budget deadline of June 30th, 2013.  WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to make this goal a reality!

For more information on LCFF and to sign our petition, go HERE!

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Use ANY of the following TWITTER messages AND handles May 20th – May 24th 2013!


@SenRicardoLara: Don’t water down #LCFF. Keep equity, keep weighted formula, keep concentration grants #EquityNow


  1. Don’t water down #LCFF. Keep equity, keep weighted formula, keep concentration grants #EquityNow
  2. All CA students deserve an education that prepares for college & careers, whether poor, EL, or not #WheresOurFuture #LCFF
  3.  #LCFF in this budget! #WheresOurFuture Equitable funding for low-income, EL and foster youth is best for CA #EquityNow

ON TUESDAY, 5/21: Support our CQE Day of Action at the Capitol by tweeting BOTH our CA Senators and Assembly Members! Who to target:

Darrell Steinberg:@proTemSteinberg                   John A. Perez:@SpeakerPerez

ON THURSDAY, 5/23: Tweet our CA Senators:

Darrell Steinberg:@proTemSteinberg                    Mark Leno: @MarkLeno                               Hannah Beth-Jackson: @SenHannahBeth            Ricardo Lara: @SenRicardoLara                          Lou Correa: @SenLouCorrea                               Bob Huff: @bobhuff99                                      Kevin De Leon: @kdleon                                          Alex Padilla: @Alex_Padilla

ON FRIDAY, 5/24: Tweet our CA Assembly Members:

John A. Perez:@SpeakerPerez                                 Susan Bonilla: @ASMSusanBonilla                      Rocky Chavez:@AsmRocky                                      Rob Bonta: @RobBonta                                              Phil Ting: @PhilTing                                                Isadore Hall:@isadorehall                                        Steven Bradford:@GardenaSteve                           Curren Price: @currenpricejr

During the CQE’s Week of Social Media Action, we must let our state’s legislators know that it’s time for California schools to become a great equalizer. Low-income and EL students have been suffering for too long in our state. We must fund equity now – our futures cannot wait!

AYPAL’s Voter Guide for November 2012!

Need more information on the California Ballot Propositions? Check out our voter guide and ally resources below!

Prop 30 – YES!
Increases funding for public education, health care and more by making sure that the richest 1% of Californians pay their fair share in taxes.

Prop 31 – NO
Would greatly expand the authority of the governor to cut or eliminate existing programs in the budget, while potentially causing deeper cuts to education and important public services.

Prop 32 – NO
A deceptive initiative that would allow corporations to increase their political power while silencing the voices of workers in elections.

Prop 33 – NO
Gives auto insurance companies the green light to raise car insurance prices on students, the elderly, and many other Californians that can’t afford consistent coverage.

Prop 36 – YES
Reduces prison overcrowding by reforming the current Three Strikes law to focus on serious and violent offenses.

Prop 37 – YES
We have the right to know how our food is being grown. Prop 37 would require food that has genetically engineered ingredients to be clearly labeled before being sold in California.

Prop 39 – YES
Would close a tax loophole that allows out-of-state companies to pay less in taxes. Money generated by Prop 39 would go towards energy efficiency projects and clean energy jobs in California.

Prop 40 – YES
Would make sure that the Citizens Redistricting Commission’s plan for the new State Senate boundaries stays in place.

For more information on the CA propositions, check out APEN and Mobilize the Immigrant Vote’s voter guides in  English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Lao!