Child Care Hearing Next Week

Here’s an advocacy alert from Child Development Policy Institute. This is your chance to take action for children!
The Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education has scheduled a critical hearing for next Thursday, April 12th. Starting at 9:30 a.m. in Room 3121 in the Capitol, the subcommittee will review Governor Brown’s FY 2012-13 Budget proposals affecting child care and development and transitional kindergarten.

Although a final vote will not be taken at this hearing, it is important that the Early Care and Education community (parents, families, providers, contractors, teachers, local commissioners and advocates, LEAs, nonprofit leaders, etc.) be present to tell the senators why these proposals (and any future cuts) should be REJECTED. It is particularly important to detail the impact such funding reductions, eligibility changes, and funding responsibility/shifts would have. We have to “put a face” on these negative Budget “savings.”

If you can’t be physically present, please IMMEDIATELY contact ALL of the senators below who will make the initial Budget decisions in this area.

Subcommittee members (each can be emailed at: senator.(last name)@sen.ca.gov.

Senator Carol Liu (D-Glendale)

Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 5061
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone:(916) 651-4021
Fax: (916) 324-7543

District Office
501 N. Central Ave.
Glendale, CA 91203
Phone: (818) 409-0400
Fax: (818) 409-1256

Senator Ted Gaines (R-Roseville)

Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 3056
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4001
Fax: (916) 324-2680

Roseville Office
1700 Eureka Road, Suite 120
Roseville, CA 95661
Phone: 916-783-8232
Fax: 916-783-5487

Senator Roderick D. Wright (D-Los Angeles)

Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 5064
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4025
Fax: (916) 445-3712

Inglewood District Office
One Manchester Blvd., #600
Inglewood, CA 90301
Phone: (310) 412-0393
Fax: (310) 412-0996

Unable to attend the hearing in person?

Watch the hearings online at http://www.calchannel.com/. Go to LIVE webcast on the right, and click on the hearing. You can also link to audio of the hearing from the Senate website at http://senate.ca.gov/audiotv.

What is the strategy? Keep on keeping on! They need to know that we haven’t given up. Make calls, emails, texts, tweets, letters (could be just two sentences, signed, and sent) to their Sacramento AND district offices. Bang on their doors! If they want more information, give it to them. Don’t forget to coordinate with sister organizations and other advocates.

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This blog is an effort of passion and commitment, created for the students of CD 479: Policy Analysis and Advocacy, a senior capstone course of the Child Development Department at Humboldt State University.
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