October 14, 2012

Propositions 30 and 38 provide urgently needed funding for California’s schools.  Without the funding they provide, the results for education as a whole and arts education will be dire.

Please help ACTA spread the word about these important propositions by sharing a post on Facebook, writing an email to colleagues, or recording and sharing a short video about why you support these measures.  Below you’ll find all the materials you need to support these campaigns and get the word out to your colleagues and community.


5 Minute Actions:

Share FB posts and Tweets:

Share one of the Alliance Facebook posts http://www.facebook.com/ArtsEd411
Or Tweets (http://www.Twitter.com/ArtsEd411) about Prop 30 and 38.

Like and share the Proposition pages/posts on Facebook: 

Prop 30: https://www.facebook.com/SchoolsAndSafetyProtectionAct?ref=ts
Prop 38: https://www.facebook.com/YesOn38

Talk to people you know! Let people know that why you’re supporting both measures and why it’s urgent.

20 Minute Actions:

Write an email to family and friends using the attached template and urge them to support both measures. Suggested text below.

Record a video explaining why you personally, as parent, teacher, arts or business leader, support both Propositions 30 & 38 and then post it on the Allliance Facebook page and your own! Watch sample videos here: http://ow.ly/dSomk.

Coming soon: Write a blog on your local Patch.com in support of Props 30 & 38. Email sibyl@artsed411.org if you are interested. I’ll be setting up a conference call where we can go over the process step by step!


Sample email to friends and colleagues:

Dear __________,

I know you are probably juggling work, the back to school adjustment period and new schedules, not to mention trying to keep up with all the news about education funding. I’m writing to let you know why I am voting Yes on Props 30 and 38.

Arts education and every other element of a quality education are at risk unless we pass Propositions 30 and 38.

Propositions 30 and 38 provide urgently needed funding for our schools:

Prop 30: “School and Local Public Safety Protection Act” is sponsored by Governor Jerry Brown. The initiative is essential to the survival of public schools in California. Should it not beapproved, it is likely that every school arts program will be in jeopardy due to drastic cuts in school funding.

Prop 38: “Our Children Our Future: Local Schools and Early Education Investment” is sponsored by Molly Munger and supported by the State PTA. The initiative would “stop the bleeding” and put California back on a path to rebuilding funding for education.

For more information, visit the California Alliance for Arts Education website and read Board Chair Mark Slavkin’s Blog: http://www.artsed411.org/blog/2012/09/why_we_need_props_30_and_38.

A vote withheld from either due to a voter’s preference will have the impact of a vote against it. Our schools and students simply cannot afford to lose in this election. We must do everything we can to ensure that these initiatives passes.

Please help support these measures by sharing this email.

Thank you,
(your name)