Update on Save Afterschool

Where are we now?

Your efforts have been seen and our collective voice has been heard - both the Assembly and Senate have recommended a significant increase in funding for afterschool programs. The Senate proposed a $100 million increase from Proposition 98 funding, and the Assembly proposed an $80.5 million increase from Proposition 64 funding. We are grateful that both the Senate and the Assembly have called for critical funding to keep ASES program doors open for the children, families, schools, and communities that rely on them. Now, the Assembly and Senate will need to reach a compromise in the Budget Conference Committee and negotiations with Leadership and the Governor.

This means that we can't rest now, we have to keep pushing until the budget is finalized.

From SaveAfterschool.com, see below to learn how you can help make sure that our afterschool program’s doors are kept open.

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How to take action

Our elected leaders need to hear from us directly through phone calls:

1. Call Budget Conference Committee Members and Legislative Leaders

2. Call Budget Leaders (Senator Mitchell, Assemblymember Ting, Speaker Rendon, pro Tem Atkins)

  • As the Budget Leaders, these legislators are accountable to all Californians.

  • Suggested talking points are below.

  • Use our text tool to contact Legislative Leaders:

3. Call the Governor's office and ask that he support children and working families by making a commitment to afterschool programs.

  • Call Governor Newsom's office directly: (916) 445-2841

  • Suggested talking points are below.

4. Ask your friends, colleagues, and other afterschool supporters to make these calls too.

Suggested Talking Points

  • My name is ___________.

    Tell them you live or have programs in the district if you do.

  • Afterschool is important because __________________.

    OR  If afterschool programs close __________________.

  • Will the [Senator/Assembly Member/Governor] push for critical funding in the final budget to keep afterschool programs open?

  • I am counting on [Senator/Assembly Member/Governor] to help Save Afterschool.