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Prop 38 Is Great!

posted Aug 15, 2012, 5:12 PM by IT Admin

August 10, 2012

Weekly Resources and Updates on the
PTA-Supported Education Initiative

Edward James Olmos: "If we all stand up for better schools, Prop 38 will deliver."
Yesterday the Yes on 38 education initiative announced that actor Edward James Olmos will serve as Latino Chair for the campaign. The announcement kicked off an aggressive statewide Latino outreach effort by the campaign entitled, "I am 38." Check out the latest video:

PTA President Testifies in Support of Prop 38

California State PTA President Carol Kocivar testified Wednesday before the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance, highlighting PTA's support for Proposition 38 by calling the education initiative "the bold step needed right now to transform California's public school and ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed." 
To view the full testimony, click here.

Spokesperson Training in Southern California
Join us for a FREE campaign spokesperson training to develop the skills to spread the word far and wide about Prop 38, the PTA-supported education initiative. California State PTA will be hosting additional training sessions throughout the state.Stay tuned for training dates and locations.

Click here to RSVP today! Be sure to include your name, PTA, city of residence, contact information and what training location you would like to attend.

Endorsement Update
New endorsements in this week in support of Prop 38:
  • California Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Hayward Unified School District
  • Stockton Unified School District
You can help get more endorsements! As a PTA leader, you are active in your school and community and can play a valuable role in obtaining endorsements. Click here to download the information.

Three Things You and I Can Do Today!

Share the latest video featuring Edward James Olmos on Facebook. Click here to go to the California State PTA Facebook page and click share on the video post.

Send an email to 10 friends or colleagues with a note about what inspired you to get involved in supporting Prop 38.

With your child, make a poster in support of Prop 38. Take a picture and post it on Facebook with a link to the campaign’s page.

Get the Facts
Get the facts about how much funding your school would receive with Prop 38 by going to the Benefits Calculator. For example, David Lubin Elementary School in Sacramento (Third District PTA) would receive $465,000; increasing to $810,000 in 2017-2018 and $1 million in 2023-2024.

What programs could your school restore with guaranteed money from Prop 38? Share your story today!

Ideas and Input
Want to share something you or your PTA is doing to promote Prop 38? Email Michelle Eklund at the California State PTA