ACTION 1: Keep teachers in our classrooms! Invest $60 million in public schools: Sign Petition
In June of 2018 SF voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure (Prop G) in support of SF educators receiving a much needed salary add-on. Because of the way public education is funded in California, San Francisco is near the bottom when funds are allocated from the state. This, combined with the high cost of living in the Bay Area, has caused SFUSD to have a very difficult time both recruiting and retaining educators. Prop G was a community response to this issue. Sign the petition HERE.
ACTION 2: Keep teachers in our classrooms! Invest $60 million in public schools: Contact your supervisor
Please call or email your supervisor and ask them to prevent teacher & staff shortages and honor the commitment to invest in school sites by giving education its fair share - $60 million of Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF) dollars. You can look up who your supervisor is and how to contact them HERE. Additional verbiage and details you can use when you call your supervisor HERE.
ACTION 3: Keep teachers in our classrooms! Invest $60 million in public schools: Attend Rally
There will be a rally on the steps of city hall to make sure that the Mayor and Board of Supervisors know that taking away our LWEA/Prop G add-ons is not an option! We need them to stand with public education and allocate $60 million to keep Prop G whole! Join fellow educators, parents, and community allies as we make our voices heard!
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco 94102
FROM SF INDIVISIBLE:
1. Federal Action: Tell Your MoCs to Hold Strong Against the Wall
Over the next two weeks Congress will negotiate a government funding and border security deal. Our MoCs need to hear that we want them to defend the American principles of justice, inclusion, humanity and fairness and to stand against Republican racism, scapegoating and militarization.
In the upcoming negotiations to fully fund the government for 2019, we want four essential things:
No racist wall.
No additional border security funds from domestic or social safety net budgets. If funding is added it must come from the Homeland Security or Defense budgets.
No cuts or impediments to legal immigration, refugee or asylum programs.
No militarization of our southern border.
Call to Action: Ask your Senators and House Rep to continue standing firm against the wall.
2. Federal Action: Oppose Senate Bill S.1 “Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act”
S.1 is a collection of four hard-line, right-wing bills submitted by Senator Rubio (R-FL) that McConnell & Company were unable to get the previous Senate to pass. Now the Republicans have a larger majority, they are making S.1 their first priority in the hopes of ramming it through. This hawkish and extremist bill will make it far more difficult to negotiate peaceful diplomatic settlements to the long and bloody conflicts that continue to roil the Middle East.
Call to Action: Call Senators Feinstein and Harris to thank them for opposing S.1.