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!
Use ANY of the following TWITTER messages AND handles May 20th – May 24th 2013!
OUR TWITTER MESSAGES:
- Don’t water down #LCFF. Keep equity, keep weighted formula, keep concentration grants #EquityNow
- All CA students deserve an education that prepares for college & careers, whether poor, EL, or not #WheresOurFuture #LCFF
- #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:
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 is working in coalition with Kids First 2 to re-authorize and increase the Oakland Fund for Children and Youth.
The challenges kids in Oakland face everyday are growing, but the resources to help them are not. The number of children in poverty is on the rise; the dropout rate is one of the highest in the state; and more and more children have no adult supervision after-school. Our children need and deserve to be a top priority and passing this measure will prevent the city from ignoring the needs of Oakland youth.