The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here: Election Day! Only five more days until Californians go to the polls to cast their ballots. For us, that means five more days to Get Out the Vote for Prop. 30 and against Prop. 32. We can win, but we must mobilize all of our supporters. Please make time over the next few days to volunteer at a phone bank near you. Our message is working, but we have to make sure our members, our allies and the public hear it and vote. That’s the only way to ensure victory.
Dean E. Vogel
Here’s what you can do this week: Participate in one of our CTA phone banks around the state. We need callers! Phone banks will be open this weekend as well as on Monday and Tuesday for our GOTV effort. To find the phone bank closest to you, just check out our GOTV location map. Get into the spirit. Bring your family, bring your friends. Getting out the vote is the most important activity we can do right now.
Don't Miss: CTA’s new TV ad features Reagan Duncan, an elementary teacher and Vista Teachers Association member, who once again reminds the public that teachers support Prop. 30. And check out this behind-the-scenes interview with Reagan.
Things to Know: Santa Barbara City College President Lori Gaskin and Bill Cirone, the county superintendent of schools, talk about the need to pass Prop. 30 in an eloquently written article in Noozhawk. I was particularly struck by their message on voting. They write:
“The beauty of our democratic system of government is that the future health and well-being of our communities, including our strong track record of quality education, truly lies in the hands of voters at the ballot box. Please exercise your right and responsibility to vote."