CUT$ Hurt Kids

Legislators in Sacramento failed to meet the deadline for a special election in June to secure additional revenues needed to protect education and other critical children's services.

We must take action now to protect our children.

Unless the Legislature acts quickly, the Governor has said he will present an all-cuts budget in mid-May. This would mean an additional $4 billion to $5 billion reduction to K-12 education and even more drastic cuts. Are we willing to see our school year get even shorter? Close our school libraries? Crowd more students into each classroom? Lose our counselors, classroom aides, reading specialists and more? See the end of music, art and drama in our schools? What kind of future do we want for our children and our state? Now, more than ever, your voice is needed to speak up and let our elected officials know that CUT$ HURT KIDS!

Activate the power of PTA!

Take action and urge your fellow PTA members to do one or more of the following

1. Sign up to be on our Legislative Alert list so we can keep you up-to-date. Urge 5 friends to sign up too.

2. "Like" us on our special PTA "CUT$ HURT KIDS" Facebook page - tell us how the cuts are hurting kids in your school or community. Help us personalize the messages to elected officials.

3. Film a video, using your phone or camera, about the impacts of the cuts on the children in your school and community and upload it to our Facebook page.