I’m writing to nag you one more time. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS ON SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY and TUESDAY.
Prop 30 is going to be unbelievably close. The good news is that, based on CTA’s latest tracking polls, it’s moving towards 50%. The bad news is we’re not there yet and there are only a few days to go. Our Prop 32 effort is holding its own, but it is still closer than we would like. UNLESS WE ALL WORK ON GETTING OUT THE VOTE THIS WEEKEND, NOVEMBER 8 COULD BE A DAY OF TERRIBLE REGRET.
For this reason and more, I am asking for 8 volunteers for each of the GOTV dates leading up to the election – Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. That’s only 1 per school per day. You can call or walk, but we need volunteers working to GOTV (Get Out The Vote). If we can get more than 8 each day, that would be great, but LTA’s share of the effort is 8. CTA has to plan and allocate the volunteers where they will be most effective, so I need to know the names of the volunteers by THIS THURSDAY at about 5pm. It’s more of a “thank you” than an incentive to volunteer, but if you do volunteer for 3 or more hours, you will be entered in a drawing to win one of two iPad minis. But don’t volunteer for the iPads, volunteer because it’s the right thing to do, and because none of us wants to wake up next Wednesday morning asking ourselves if we could have done more.
The Lennox School District could lose $3 MILLION if Prop 30 doesn’t pass, opening up the possibility of 15 additional furlough days next year (on top of the 5 we have already have – that would be an 11% salary cut on furloughs alone!), plus changes to our benefits and even deeper RIFs than last year.
Please let me know by THIS THURSDAY AT 5PM if you are able to volunteer.
So, please folks, we need you one last time. We cannot let this election slip through our fingers!
Thanks for everything,
President, Lennox Teachers Association