Final Days to Save After School
Keep up the Fight!

Where are we now?

Promising news: Both the Assembly and Senate recommend significantly increased funding for after school programs. Your efforts have been seen and our collective voice has been heard. The Senate proposes a $100 million increase from Proposition 98 funding, and the Assembly proposes an $80.5 million increase from Proposition 64 funding. The Assembly and Senate will need to reach a compromise in the Budget Conference Committee and negotiations with Leadership and the Governor.

We can’t rest now, we have to keep pushing until the budget is finalized.

We are grateful that both the Senate and the Assembly call for critical funding to keep ASES program doors open for the children, families, schools, and communities that rely on them. We now turn to the Budget Conference Committee, Assembly Leadership, Senate Leadership, and the Governor for a compromise solution to save afterschool.

How to take action

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

  1. Call Budget Conference Committee Members and Legislative Leadersthis week

  2. Call Budget Leaders this week (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 this week 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.