Friday, August 29, 2008

Alliance Action Alert: Action Needed Today

The Alliance for the CSU sent out this alert last night.

Editor's note: The legislative roster in this message is based on campus location, and should not be expected to identify which legislators represent you personally. If you're not sure of your district or legislators, you can look up your legislators based on your (residence, not mailing) ZIP code.

URGENT ACTION ALERT
STATE BUGET ACTION

It appears that the California State Legislature may be approaching a final budget vote before the weekend. Your urgent action is needed!

As you know, our efforts persuaded the Governor to restore nearly $100 million for the CSU into the May Revise but measures are now being considered by the legislature that could have a devastating effect on future CSU budgets.

Budget Caps, Program Cuts, Borrowing and a "now you see it now you don't" tax increase/decrease:

One option being discussed is a "rainy day fund" that would, in fact, serve as a defacto budget cap limiting the legislature's authority to make decisions like restoring funds to the CSU.

The guidelines for this reserve would severely limit the prospects of restoring CSU funding even to 2002 levels leaving our campuses locked into terrible budgets for years to come. We will not be the only ones harmed – K-12, the poor and uninsured and other public social services will suffer.

In addition to a budget cap, other budget "solutions" include deep programmatic cuts that would have a devastating effect on services to children, families and seniors.

Also in the works are borrowing schemes that, in the past, have contributed to the state's current problems and a temporary sales tax increase that doesn't address the long-term needs of the state.

Please take a moment to let the legislature know that a de facto spending limit will not only do long-term harm to K-16 education and other essential public services, but will limit our ability to restore prosperity to the state; devastating cuts to children, families and seniors are unacceptable and temporary revenue increases are shortsighted.

Below is a chart containing the members of the legislature by campus…CALL THEM TODAY AND TELL THEM TO:

1. VOTE AGAINST ANY INCREASED STATE RESERVE THAT WILL FURTHER DEFUND OUR SOCIAL PROGRAMS AND CONTINUE TO INADEQUATELY FUND PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION;

2. REJECT DEEP CUTS TO PROGRAMS AFFECTING CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND SENIORS; AND

3. REJECT TEMPORARY REVENUE INCREASES THAT DON'T ADDRESS THE LONG-TERM NEEDS OF CALIFORNIA.

LEGISLATIVE ROSTER
CampusAssembly/SenateNameDistrict/PartyPhone
BASFlorez, Dean16 - D916 651 4016
BASRunner, George17 - R916 651 4017
BAAFuller, Jean32 - R916 319 2032
CHSAanestad, Sam04 - R916 651 4004
CHAKeene, Rick03 - R916 319 2003
CHALa Malfa, Doug02 - R916 319 2002
CISKuehl, Sheila23 - D916 651 4023
CISMcClintock, Tom19 - R916 651 4019
CIABrownley, Julia41 - D916 319 2041
CIAStrickland, Audra37 - R916 319 2037
DHSOropeza, Jenny28 - D916 651 4028
DHSRidley-Thomas, Mark26 - D916 651 4026
DHSVincent, Edward25 - D916 651 4025
DHADymally, Mervyn52 - D916 319 2052
DHAFurutani, Warren55 - D916 319 2055
DHALieu, Ted53 - D916 319 2053
DHAPrice, Curren51 - D916 319 2051
EBSCorbett, Ellen10 - D916 651 4010
EBSPerata, Don09 - D916 651 4009
EBSTorlakson, Tom07 - D916 651 4007
EBAHancock, Loni14 - D916 319 2014
EBAHayashi, Mary18 - D916 319 2018
EBAHouston, Guy15 - R916 319 2015
EBASwanson, Sandre16 - D916 319 2016
EBATorrico, Alberto20 - D916 319 2020
FRSCogdill, Dave14 - R916 651 4014
FRAArambula, Juan31 - D916 319 2031
FRAParra, Nicole30 - D916 319 2030
FRAVillines, Michael29 - R916 319 2029
FUSAckerman, Dick33 - R916 651 4033
FUSCorrea, Lou34 - D916 651 4034
FUADeVore, Chuck70 - R916 319 2070
FUADuvall, Michael72 - R916 319 2072
FUASolorio, Jose69 - D916 319 2069
FUASpitzer, Todd71 - R916 319 2071
FUATran, Van68 - R916 319 2068
HUSWiggins, Patricia02 - D916 651 4002
HUABerg, Patty01 - D916 319 2001
LASCedillo, Gilbert22 - D916 651 4022
LASRomero, Gloria24 - D916 651 4024
LASScott, Jack21 - D916 651 4021
LAABass, Karen47 - D916 319 2047
LAADavis, Mike48 - D916 319 2048
LAADe La Torre, Hector50 - D916 319 2050
LAAde Leon, Kevin45 -D916 319 2045
LAAEng, Mike49 - D916 319 2049
LAANunez, Fabian46 - D916 319 2046
LAAPortantino, Anthony44 - D916 319 2044
LBSCalderon, Ronald30 - D916 651 4030
LBSHarman, Tom35 - R916 651 4035
LBSLowenthal, Alan27 - D916 651 4027
LBACalderon, Charles58 - D916 319 2058
LBAKarnette, Betty54 - D916 319 2054
LBAMendoza, Tony56 - D916 319 2056
LBASilva, Jim67 - R916 319 2067
MAADeSaulnier, Mark11 - D916 319 2011
MAAEvans, Noreen07 - D916 319 2007
MBSMaldonado, Abel15 - R916 651 4015
MBACaballero, Anna28 - D916 319 2028
MBALaird, John27 - D916 319 2027
NOSPadilla, Alex20 - D916 651 4020
NOAFeuer, Mike42 - D916 319 2042
NOAFuentes, Felipe39 - D916 319 2039
NOAKrekorian, Paul43 - D916 319 2043
NOALevine, Lloyd40 - D916 319 2040
NOARunner, Sharon36 - R916 319 2036
NOASmyth, Cameron38 - R916 319 2038
POSMargett, Bob29 - R916 651 4029
POSNegrete McLeod, Gloria32 - D916 651 4032
POAAdams, Anthony59 - R916 319 2059
POAHernandez, Ed57 - D916 319 2057
POAHuff, Bob60 - R916 319 2060
POASoto, Nell61 - D916 319 2061
SASCox, Dave01 - R916 651 4001
SASSteinberg, Darrell06 - D916 651 4006
SAAGaines, Ted04 - R916 319 2004
SAAJones, Dave09 - D916 319 2009
SAANakanishi, Alan10 - R916 319 2010
SAANiello, Roger05 - R916 319 2005
SAAWolk, Lois08 - D916 319 2008
SBSDutton, Bob31 - R916 651 4031
SBABenoit, John64 - R916 319 2064
SBACarter, Wilmer Amina62 - D916 319 2062
SBACook, Paul65 - R916 319 2065
SBAEmmerson, Bill63 - R916 319 2063
SBAGarcia, Bonnie80 - R916 319 2080
SBAMaze, Bill34 - R916 319 2034
SDSDucheny, Denise40 - D916 651 4040
SDSKehoe, Christine39 - D916 651 4039
SDAAnderson, Joel77 - R916 319 2077
SDAHorton, Shirley78 - R916 319 2078
SDAPlescia, George75 - R916 319 2075
SDASalas, Mary79 - D916 319 2079
SDASaldana, Lori76 - D916 319 2076
SFSMigden, Carole03 - D916 651 4003
SFSYee, Leland08 - D916 651 4008
SFALeno, Mark13 - D916 319 2013
SFAMa, Fiona12 - D916 319 2012
SFAMullin, Gene19 - D916 319 2019
SJSAlquist, Elaine13 - D916 651 4013
SJSSimitian, Joe11 - D916 651 4011
SJABeall, Jim24 - D916 319 2024
SJACoto, Joe23 - D916 319 2023
SJALieber, Sally22 - D916 319 2022
SJARuskin, Ira21 - D916 319 2021
SLOSAshburn, Roy18 - R916 651 4018
SLOABlakeslee, Sam33 - R916 319 2033
SLOANava, Pedro35 - D916 319 2035
SMSBattin, Jim37 - R916 651 4037
SMSHollingsworth, Dennis36 - R916 651 4036
SMSWyland, Mark38 - R916 651 4038
SMAGarrick, Martin74 - R916 319 2074
SMAJeffries, Kevin66 - R916 319 2066
SMAWalters, Mimi73 - R916 319 2073
SOAHuffman, Jared06 - D916 319 2006
STSDenham, Jeff12 - R916 651 4012
STSMachado, Mike05 - D916 651 4005
STAAghazarian, Greg26 - R916 319 2026
STABerryhill, Tom25 - R916 319 2025
STAGalgiani, Cathleen17 - D916 319 2017

Your immediate action is needed and appreciated.


Privacy Warning About Alliance Sign-Up

Expect the personal information you provide on the Alliance cards and web form to be provided to others without your knowledge or consent. The Alliance has said that they might release people's personal information – without notice or permission – to the CSU administration, and it turns out the Alliance has released information to at least one union and one outside marketing firm. The Alliance does not allow you to opt out of having your personal information released. As of this morning, the Alliance still does not publish a privacy policy on their web site, or otherwise disclose how they will use your information or to whom they will release it.

If your chapter collects cards, or urges people to sign up on the Alliance web site, please advise people that their personal information may be released to others without notice. Employees should not provide any information they don't want given away to unknown third parties, including home or personal cell phone numbers, or personal email addresses. We suggest providing only your work contact information: campus mailing address, campus phone, and campus email address. An alternative would be for a group to select someone to act as a front-line contact, who provides his or her personal information to the Alliance and then forwards the action emails to the rest of the group.

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