TALKING POINTS FOR EMAILS TO WAYS AND MEANS BUDGET COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Email Subject line: M99: Outdoor School Funding        

Four Steps:

  1. Introduce yourself (full name and why you are writing).
  2. Acknowledge kindly that the Legislature is facing difficult budget decisions. Indicate that you understand that in light of the State’s fiscal challenge it is unlikely that the full $44 million approved by the voters will be allocated in the next two years.
  3. Insert your personal reason for supporting Outdoor School and encourage the Legislature to provide enough funding, even if it’s not the full $44 million, for all schools that want to send their 5th or 6th grade students to Outdoor School during the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years.  (2-3 sentences—see potential talking points listed below). Talk about:
  1. Close by urging them again to provide Measure 99 funding beginning July 2017, and sign with your name and mailing address.

 

Potential Talking Points