Deadline Extended – All Signatures due Monday, April 18th at the TALB Office.
TO: All TALB Members
FROM: Barry Welsch, President, TALB
RE: Signature Gathering Campaign for Children's Education and Health Care Protection Act
First, I’d like to thank you for your efforts to-date to collect signatures for the Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act. As you know, it is imperative we collect 150,000 signatures to ensure this proposition is on the ballot in November. I know we’ve all appreciated the last 3 years in raises after going without a raise for almost 5 years. However, the cost of living, as I’m sure you are aware, continues to soar. In order to maintain a living salary and protect our health benefits we will need to dedicate revenues and resources. Financially stable, healthy teachers provide stronger instruction, which leads to better student outcomes.
State economic projections show a $5 billion hole for public education in just two years. To prevent what would be a devastating blow to our schools, your fellow members and representatives on CTA's State Council of Education voted on Sunday, January 31, 2016 to support a new initiative, The Children's Education and Health Care Protection Act.
ALL TALB Representatives were given materials to collect signatures at the last Representative Council, March, 22nd. Please contact your site representative and sign this important initiative. The Children's Education and Health Care Protection Act initiative:
- Temporarily extends the income tax on California's wealthiest individuals and couples for 12 years.
- Is expected to raise $8-11 billion a year, which would free up money in the general fund for other programs like higher education, childcare, low-income children health care and seniors.
- Will NOT increase the sales tax and would take effect in 2018 (when Prop. 30 sunsets).
Children's Education and Health Care Protection Act Resources: