ADVOCACY

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2018-19 BUDGET

Call to Action: We need you, our membership and stakeholders in the districts, to take action. Call, email, tweet, facebook – whatever you are most comfortable with, whatever tools you have at your disposal, use one of them or use them all. If you have a smartphone, you can easily reach your legislators with the few clicks. Find resources and sample letters below.

The three key issues that Albany must address:

  1. Increase 2018-19 Foundation Aid by $1.2 Billion
  2. Reject a 2% cap on annual increase to BOCES, Building and Transportation Aid
  3. Improve Foundation Aid Formula for equity, adequacy, predictability, and sustainability

Feel free to use and manipulate these sample emails/letters to call on your legislators.

Refer to this advocacy toolkit for legislator contact information.
Download your district’s data from the legislative forums to support your messages.
Sample Email/Letter Assembly Sample Email/Letter Senate

Here are some sample tweets/facebook messages that you can post or share our social media messages.
Sample Tweets/Facebook Messages

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Zero Tax Cap

More pressing than ever with a 0.12% tax cap looming over our school districts!

Our ‘Tax Cap Caution Video’ demonstrates the devastation caused by the Governor’s tax cap.

You can help by:

A) Posting the video to your district website with a message urging folks to contact state legislators that represent your school district.

B) Forwarding the links below to colleagues and concerned parties.

C) Sharing the video with your community and district stakeholders (for example: your Board of Education, PTA, booster clubs, chamber of commerce, local newspaper)…urging them to post it on their website and to also contact their state legislators.

- Download video: click here | YouTube version: click here

copy and forward links below:

-YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGOt9yyQR6A

-Download link: https://files.me.com/billkeeler1/upb9rl.mov