When legislators have courage, kids win. In just 8 days, legislators will help decide the fate for over 30,000 kids and our future economy and education system in New Mexico.
The Early Educational Constitutional Amendment has passed 5 committees and is headed to the house floor tomorrow! After that it will be up to your Senator to vote yes and pass it on to the voters!
The Early Education Constitutional Amendment resolution – an historic proposal for a constitutional change – would give voters the choice in the 2014 election to increase funding for early education and stop cuts to Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Contact your State Senator now to tell them to acknowledge the right of New Mexican voters to Vote on this common sense proposal to invest in our Kids.
The Early Education Amendment would raise 2 billion dollars over 10 years for early education in New Mexico. And amazingly it does this WITHOUT raising taxes by taking advantage of our unique Permanent School Fund revenues that are collected from oil, gas, land and stock market revenue.
Write your Senator Now and tell them to Vote Yes on the Early Education Amendment.
The evidence is clear. 80% of Voters support their right to vote on this constitutional amendment, yet State Senators may never take a stand because of outside corporate interests that would rather keep the money in the Stock Market instead of investing in our kids. Write your Senator and tell them not take away the Voters’ Right to Vote on the Early Education Amendment (Link the whole sentence).
What if the early education amendment doesn’t pass? Not passing the amendment means:
• Over 6,000 children will continue to be denied early childhood education
• Quality early childhood education which has been proven to improve kindergarten preparedness and life-long learning like reading skills and high school graduation rates will be continue to be absent
• Early learning centers will continue to close. (Over 10% of centers have closed over the last two years.).
• K-12 education will lose $50 million dollars every year
Write to your Senator today and tell them to Vote Yes for the Early Education Amendment.
To learn more about the Early Education Amendment go to the Early Educators United website and go to our coalition with parents and owners of early learning centers Facebook page
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