Action Alert – STOP Cuts to Classrooms

Dear PTA Leaders,

At National PTA’s Annual Convention and Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., Executive Director Nathan Monell outlined the funding hardships that our public schools and children are facing and mentioned a new campaign – STOP Cuts to Classrooms – we are launching this summer. We are excited to let you know that tomorrowJuly 7, National PTA is debuting a nationwide campaign—from July 7 to September 29—to raise public awareness that federal funding for education—accounting for only 2% of the federal budget—is an inadequate investment for our children.

We need every state PTA, local unit and PTA member to help to make this initiative a success and STOP Cuts to Classrooms!

Here are ways that you can help with this effort:

  1. Share this campaign through your social media networks and PTA communication channels starting now! (a sample newsletter blurb is available below)
  2. Participate in tomorrow’s Funding Fridays on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms to raise awareness that 2% of federal funding for public education is inadequate (See this Social Media Toolkit with sample tweets).
  3. Sign the petition to #STOPCutsToClassrooms to make your voice heard and receive regular updates on the campaign, additional ways to take action and next steps in the funding process.
  4. Visit National PTA’s #STOPCutsToClassrooms webpage to learn more about federal funding for public education

Sample Social Media Posts

Twitter

  • Join @NationalPTA in a nationwide campaign to #STOPCutsToClassrooms http://www.pta.org/stopcuts
  • Starting July 7 join edu advocates for Funding Fridays #STOPCutsToClassrooms – http://bit.ly/2uOUHaE
  • Our children & public educ system deserves adequate funding. Join w/ @NationalPTA to #STOPCutsToClassrooms –http://bit.ly/2uONWFN
  • It’s time 2 advocate 4 adequate federal funding for public education. Take part in #STOPCutsToClassroomscampaign –http://bit.ly/2uONWFN
  • Join @NationalPTA every Friday and help spread the word to Congress to #STOPCutsToClassroomshttp://bit.ly/2uOUHaE

Facebook

National PTA is running a nationwide campaign—from July 7 to September 29—to raise public awareness that federal education funding—accounting for only 2% of the federal budget—is an inadequate investment for our children. We will need every PTA member and their education advocacy network to help in order to make this nationwide campaign a success to #STOPCutsToClassrooms and ensure funding for public education is more than 2% of the federal budget in this next fiscal year! To participate and learn more about federal funding for education go to www.PTA.org/STOPCuts.

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