How many hours have you logged raising money for your local school? You and I know that we need more than another raffle or auction to restore the billions that have been cut from our schools. This November 6th get out the vote for Yes on Prop 38 to begin to restore what has been cut so schools can rehire teachers and provide a well-rounded education that includes art, music, gym, sciences, technical education and college preparation.
Prop 38 makes schools a priority again, guaranteeing billions of dollars to local schools based on enrollment, averaging $10 billion annually over twelve years. When Yes on 38 wins, my small school Edison Elementary School will get over $300,000 in additional funding in the first year, which qualifies it as the biggest PTA fundraiser ever!
Proposition 38 asks Californians to contribute towards the cost of improving our schools because we all share in the benefits better schools will bring to our economy and our community. Prop 38 raises the money to restore school funding by raising rates on income tax after all deductions, using a sliding scale based on the ability to pay, with the wealthiest Californians paying the most.
With 40 days left before Nov. 6, let’s put some muscle into passing Prop 38! Right now, you can help.
- Sign Up for Updates on the Yes on 38 Website: Sign up at the www.prop38forlocalschools.org website and become a part of our campaign to make our schools a priority again.
- Ask 10 Friends to Join Yes on 38: Tell your friends and neighbors about Yes on 38 – show them the benefits calculator at www.prop38forlocalschools.org/restore.
- Use Social Media and Share Content: Participate in the Facebook discussion on Yes on 38 and California State PTA Facebook Pages - http://www.facebook.com/yeson38 and http://www.facebook.com/californiapta. Tweet about the benefits and guarantees that Prop 38 will provide - follow @VoteYeson38, @CaliforniaPTA, @IAM38org and mention hashtags #Yeson38, #Prop38, #IAM38 in your tweets.
- Join the Yes on 38 Video Contest: Shoot a video on why you support Prop 38 and what you would restore in your school with the new funds. Watch the how-to video and submit your video at www.prop38forlocalschools.org/contest.
Everyone benefits from well-funded great public schools and Yes on 38 is the choice that will get us there!
Vote Yes on Prop 38 on November 6th!