Urgent: Contact Legislators Now

This week, June 3 through 7,  supporters of adult education need to contact their legislators to ask them to support the California Assembly version of the state budget, which would preserve adult education funding at 2012-2013 levels for the 2013-14 school year, and restore adult education funding in 2014-2015.

The Senate and the Governor have proposed alternate budget plans that are not as good for adult education. Over the course of the next two weeks, the senate and assembly must come up with a reconciled version of their two plans that will be acceptable to the governor.

Email or call your legislators this week to ask them to support the Assembly plan, and ask ten other people to do the same.

If you use email, use the subject line: “Support Assembly Budget Position on Adult Education”.

Tell your legislator:

Please support the Assembly budget plan for adult education and restore funding for adult schools.  Please also maintain the full mission of adult schools, and continue state funding for Parent Education, Older Adult and Adults with Disabilities programs.

Feel free to modify the message as you see fit.

First Priority:

Contact your own assembly member and senator. If you live in Senator Loni Hancock’s and/or Assembly Member Nancy Skinner’s districts, it is particularly important to contact them.  Their information is here:

Loni Hancock, Oakland 916 651-4009/ senator.hancock@senate.ca.gov

Nancy Skinner, Berkeley
916 319-2015/ assemblymember.berkeley@assembly.ca.gov

You can find your legislators here:

http://www.legislature.ca.gov/legislators_and_districts/legislators/your_legislator.html

Second Priority:

Contact members of the California Budget Conference Committee, which is in charge of reconciling the differences between the different versions of the budget.

Senate:
Mark Leno, San Francisco, Chair:
916 651-4011/ senator.leno@senate.ca.gov

Kevin de Leon, Los Angeles  916 651-4022/ senator.deleon@senate.ca.gov

Bill Emmerson, Riverside  916 651-4023/ senator.emmerson@senate.ca.gov

Loni Hancock, Oakland 916 651-4009/ senator.hancock@senate.ca.gov

Assembly:
Bob Blumenfield, Los Angeles, Vice Chair
916 319-2045/ assemblymember.blumenfield@assembly.ca.gov
Jeff Gorell, Ventura
916 319-2044/ assemblymember.gorell@assembly.ca.gov

Holly Mitchell, Los Angeles
916 319-2054/ assemblymember.mitchell@assembly.ca.gov

Nancy Skinner, Berkeley
916 319-2015/ assemblymember.berkeley@assembly.ca.gov

Take action as soon as you can, and pass this message along to others.

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