The below letter is from the United Educators of San Francisco:
We'd very much appreciate it if you can help promote our rally against the
proposed state education budget cuts, which will take place next Tuesday,
February 3rd at 4:00 p.m. at SF City Hall.
The Governor is trying to force $10.8 billion in additional education cuts
over the next 18 months, and is attempting to gut Proposition 98, the
state's minimum education funding law. If such a cut were to go through it
could lead to tens-of-thousands of layoffs throughout the state, and
dramatic increases in class size. The rally is intended to send a message
that these cuts are not only unacceptable, but immoral.
I've attached a PDF of a quarter-sheet flyer that we have been using at our
schools and have been giving to parents. Feel free to use or modify it.
We're also running a petition campaign addressed to the 'Big 5' in
Sacramento, the Governor and the leaders of both political parties in the
Senate and Assembly. The petitions are out in every SF school, and we've
gotten a great response. You can check out the petition here:
If anyone from your organizations would like to speak at the rally, we would
gladly carve out some time for you at the podium. We're asking speakers to
arrive promptly at 4:00 p.m. If you or one of your representatives would
like to speak please let me know as soon as possible.
Also, please let me know of any activities that your organizations have
undertaken. We'd be happy to promote them as well.
Thanks for your time,
United Educators of San Francisco