A Word From the Director
We need to reach back and remember the serious education funding shortfall created by the 2008 economic downturn, the dramatic cuts made to schools statewide and the loss of membership from 2008 to 2012. Let’s also remember the effort put forth by the CTA membership in 2012 to pass Prop 30 and now we are faced with losing the valuable funding which it has provided. You circulated petitions, walked precincts, called voters and participated in Get Out The Vote (GOTV) activities statewide. Now, we ask you to gather signatures on the petitions for the Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act of 2016 which will provide $8-11 billion per year starting in 2019 until 2030.
My challenge to every member in District A is to sign a petition and get one family member and one friend to sign as well. If the 300,000 members of CTA were to complete this simple ask CTA would potentially have 900,000 signatures, well over its goal of 850.000.