July 29, 2016
Proposition 51 is a statewide school facilities bond that will appear on the November ballot to clear the current multi-billion dollar backlog of school construction projects awaiting state funding, and put a significant dent in the future projected school facilities need. With too many children attending school in aging classrooms without modern resources, Prop 51 will invest in these students’ lives and increase the potential for their success by upgrading schools to meet current health and safety standards, and improving classroom technology, computers systems, science labs, libraries and facilities that support career technical education. The state has not passed a bond since 2006, and students and teachers are paying a price for it.
The Yes on Proposition 51 campaign would appreciate your publication’s endorsement and has attached a briefing document outlining the following:
- Summary of the economic and educational benefits of Proposition 51.
- Overview of the successful history of the school facility program, funded by state school bonds passed periodically by voters.
- List of broad and diverse coalition of support, including the business community, organized labor, elected officials from both sides of the aisle and both the California Democratic Party and the California Republican Party.
We hope this briefing package provides enough information for your publication to consider endorsing Proposition 51. However, if there are any follow up questions, the campaign would welcome the opportunity to hold further discussions and will be available at your convenience. Your primary contact will be Erin Shaw at 916.930.0100 or Erin@Stutzmanpa.com.
The Yes on Prop 51 Campaign