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Contact: Cynthia Menzel                                              MEDIA ADVISORY
Tel. 650-380-8553 cell                                                        October 20, 2016
Impact of Prop 55 on Students, Schools Highlighted at
10 a.m. News Conference Saturday

Local teachers, community members take to the streets to
get-out-the-vote and educate on Propositions 55 & 58

The impact two propositions will have on Fresno County students will be shared at a Saturday morning news conference.  Proposition 55 would continue the current tax rate on the wealthiest Californians to prevent devastating cuts to public schools and colleges. Educators will show the impact statewide and locally of Prop. 55, noting that Fresno Unified School District alone will lose $75 million to $94 million a year unless Prop. 55 passes. Educators do not want to go back to the days of increased class sizes, cuts to art and music programs, and layoffs.  Proposition 58 would ensure students can learn English as quickly as possible and expands opportunities for English speakers to master a second language.

WHAT:           State and local educators will share the importance of voting in the November election and explain the impacts of Propositions 55 & 58 on students and schools

WHEN:           Saturday, October 22 – 10am

WHERE:         Fresno – California Teachers Association (CTA) office

                        5330 North Fresno Street Fresno CA 93710


SPEAKERS:   Theresa Montaño, Vice President, California Teachers Association

Tish Rice, President, Fresno Teachers Association

Eva Ruiz, Local Dual Immersion Spanish Teacher


NOTES:          Spanish-speaking teachers will be available during and after the news conference.
Visuals: There will be opportunity for footage of local teachers and community members phone-banking, walking precincts, and writing postcards. Additional photos and videos will be available throughout the weekend.
Social Media: The hashtags for weekend events are #CTAGOTV and #YesOn55. Events will be posted at