Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Alliance: 21,000 Contacts to Governor

The Alliance for the CSU reports, via CFA newsletter, that Alliance supporters have contacted Governor Schwarzenegger over 21,000 times to urge support for the CSU budget. This includes 1,191 phone calls, 17,113 faxes, and 1,425 letters.

The governor releases his May budget revision today at 1 p.m. After today's revised budget proposal, the Alliance's focus will shift to our legislators. CFA describes the next part of the process:

State lawmakers will devote the next month to budget hearings. At some point the state Assembly and Senate each will vote on budget bills. Then "conference committees" will attempt to reconcile the two houses' and governor's budget plans.
For this week's action in support of the CSU budget, the Alliance is suggesting that you put an Alliance for the CSU window sign in a visible location in the community (local businesses, churches, etc.). The Alliance for the CSU window sign is available from their web site as a printable PDF document, linked below.

Alert: The Alliance sent out an email blast dated April 25 with the subject Thanks for Supporting CSU- Action Needed. We know that not everyone who filled out the Alliance signup form received this – if you didn't, you may want to return to the Alliance web site and sign up again to make sure they have your information in their database.

Reminder: Expect the personal information you provide on the Alliance cards and web form to be provided to the CSU administration. The Alliance does not allow you to opt out of this information release. At this time, the Alliance does not post a privacy policy on their web site, or otherwise disclose how they will use your information. If your chapter collects cards, or urges people to sign up on the Alliance web site, please warn people about this. Employees should not provide any information they don't want the CSU to have, including personal home or cell phone numbers, or personal email addresses. We suggest filling out the form with your work contact information: campus mailing address, campus phone, and campus email address.


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