Tell Lawmakers: Let Californians Vote to Save Teacher's Jobs
  • Petitioned State Sen. Roderick Wright

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State Sen. Roderick Wright
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State Sen. Mimi Walters
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State Sen. Tom Berryhill
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State Sen. Jim Beall
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State Sen. Anthony Cannella

Tell Lawmakers: Let Californians Vote to Save Teacher's Jobs

    1. Petition by

      Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Across the Golden State, 22,000 teachers recently received pink slips, telling them that they may soon find themselves without a job. That's 657 teachers in Oakland, 4000 in LA, 2000 in the Sacramento area and 400 in San Francisco.

One of the teachers receiving a layoff notice is Lissette Averhoff, a fifth grade teacher at ACORN Woodland Elementary School in Oakland. She's taught in Oakland since 2006, and has seven years of teaching experience before that. But that didn't stop her from getting a pink slip this year.

"Teachers are with these kids everyday and we are doing the work. Cutting teachers shows no concern for kids, just a concern for spreadsheets and money, not kids and education."

The Governor's budget, though devastating to working families in so many ways, currently spares deeper cuts to K-12 education. And while we're not sure we can support everything the Governor is calling for in the special election, we support extending the revenue that keeps teachers in the classroom.

But a group of legislators are standing in the way, refusing to put the tax extensions on the ballot. Join us today in calling on these 5 Senators to stop holding up the budget process and let California move forward.

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