Monday, February 4, 2008

No on Prop. 92 Reminder from Pat Gantt

Pat Gantt, CSUEU President, sent this message out this morning:

From: Gantt, Pat
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 8:09 AM
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Reminder- Vote No on 92.

Dear Chapter Presidents,

Please send this message to your chapter today as a reminder to Vote No on 92 tomorrow.

February 4, 2008

RE: Feb. 5th-Vote No on Proposition 92-Reminder

Dear CSUEU Represented Employee:

We consider community colleges an important partner and support the goal of increasing access, but Proposition 92 will not achieve that goal and will do more harm than good. Due to its severely flawed funding formula, Prop. 92 will harm others areas of our public education system and negatively impact students seeking to attend four year universities. In addition, Prop. 92 does absolutely nothing to help low income students with costs and they are the people that struggle with access to higher education the most.

Because Prop. 92 calls for nearly a billion in new spending, but includes no way to pay for it, it will force the Legislature to increase taxes or take the money from other areas of the budget. One area of the budget that is vulnerable is higher education, including CSU and UC who will be forced to raise student tuition yet again and still cut in other areas. It is in your interest to vote against this proposition so the CSU budget situation does not get worse. The CSU Trustees took action to oppose this measure last November. (CSU Trustees Resolution)

Please take the time to tell your family, friends and co-workers about the impact of Proposition 92 and urge them to vote no also. Here are a few major newspapers that have taken a position against Proposition 92:

In Union,

Pat Gantt, President
California State University Employees Union

Vote No on 92 Website

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks to all of you who voted no on Prop. 92. All of the CSU owes you their gratitude.

Pat Gantt