YOUR HELP IS NEEDED TODAY!
We need to urge the Legislature and Governor to oppose the cuts to child development. A budget package will be adopted by June 15, 2012, the time to act is NOW!
1. Contact your local Senators and Assemblymembers where you live and work. Let them know you are a constituent, and give them your address in the message. Call their local office or write or e-mail them. The e-mail address for all legislators (enter your own legislator's name) is firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
2. Call their Sacramento office, write or e-mail the top 8 legislators who will decide what cuts go into the budget:
Email Senate President Pro Tem Darryl Steinberg
Phone: (916) 651-4006
Assembly Speaker John Perez
Phone: (916) 319-2046
Senate Budget Chairperson Mark Leno
Phone: (916) 651-4003
Assembly Budget Chairperson Bob Blumenfield
Phone: (916) 319-2040
Senate Budget Subcommittee on Education Chairperson Carol Liu
Phone: (916) 651-4021
Senate Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Chairperson Mark DeSaulnier
Phone: (916) 651-4007
Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Chairperson Susan Bonilla
Phone: (916) 319-2011
Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Chairperson Holly Mitchell
Phone: (916) 319-2047
The mailing address for all legislators is: State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814.
The web sites to find telephone numbers are:
http://www.senate.ca.gov and http://www.assembly.ca.gov.
3. Most Importantly, call, write or e-mail the Governor to tell him that he needs to save child development programs for low income working parents and for the children. That the best policy is to have all child development programs in the Department of Education, including CalWORKs Stage 1.