Dear PTA Leaders,
The deadline to fund the federal government was extended to December 8, 2018. Therefore, National PTA has decided to extend our #STOPCutsToClassrooms campaign to December 8 to continue to spread our message and advocate for greater federal investments in public education.
PTA members nationwide made their voices heard through social media to #STOPCutsToClassrooms from July through September amounting to millions of shared posts to raise awareness of the critical need to invest in federal education programs. As Congress is still working to fund the government for next year, we too still have a job to do as PTA advocates to ensure every child receives a quality education and reaches their full potential.
So we are asking every state PTA, local unit and PTA member to get involved in the #STOPCutsToClassrooms campaign again by participating in Funding Fridays on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms. Attached is an updated social media toolkit with specific tweets and posts you can use each Friday from November 3 to December 1.
Sample Social Media Posts for November 3
- Tell your friends to send a letter to Congress TODAY requesting to #STOPCutsToClassrooms & invest in education https://goo.gl/Y5z3rH
- #RaisetheCaps to adequately invest in ED programs in FY18 and #STOPCutsToClassrooms @SenateGOP @HouseGOP @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats
- Join @NationalPTA & Education advocates nationwide TODAY for Funding Friday to #STOPCutsToClassrooms PTA.org/STOPCuts
We are joining National PTA in Funding Fridays to say #STOPCutsToClassrooms! Send a letter to your member of Congress TODAY asking them to #STOPCutsToClassrooms and ensure funding for public education is more than 2% of the federal budget in fiscal year 2018. Make your voice heard by sending a letter at https://goo.gl/Y5z3rH.
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You can find additional information about the #STOPCutsToClassrooms campaign at PTA.org/STOPCuts. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Joshua L. Westfall
Government Affairs Manager
1250 N. Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA 22314