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URGENT! THERE IS STILL TIME TO ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE TAX CAP DEBATE!


With a goal of passing a bill before the Legislature recesses for the summer on June 20 – we need to let our state legislators know IMMEDIATELY AND IN DIRECT TERMS that the Upstate low and moderate wealth school districts – as well as the children – they are supposed to represent continue to be shortchanged when it comes to state education aid…

AND THAT A 2% PROPERTY TAX CAP WILL ONLY MAKE MATTERS FAR WORSE FOR OUR COMMUNTIES AND SCHOOLS.

You can help by:

Posting the video to your district website with a message urging folks to contact state legislators that represent your school district.
>View YouTube video [7 minutes] | >Download as QuickTime Movie 17MB

Personally contacting your state legislators by e-mail or telephone…a sample e-mail can be found by clicking here. This letter includes the link to the SSFC tax cap video and asks your legislator to view it. (E- mail addresses & phone numbers for members of the Senate and Assembly can be found here. )

Sharing the video with your community and district stakeholders (for example: your Board of Education, PTA, booster clubs, chamber of commerce, local newspaper)…urging them to post it on their website and to also contact their state legislators.
(Click here to see a great example of advocacy outreach undertaken by the Ilion School District.)

Time is of the essence. Many other organizations, school districts and individuals from around the state are weighing in and we need to add a strong Upstate voice to the debate.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions, need data, or anything else that would be of help.

Please visit SSFC at www.statewideonline.org