Category: Action Items

Pennsylvanians for Fair Funding

Action Item: Call These State Senators

Important UPDATE and ACTION ITEM: There remains a real possibility of a major shift toward equitable funding THIS MONTH. One thing each of us can do to help is to make 2 phone calls (or write emails) to State Senators. Bonus points if you also tweet! First phone call: Call YOUR State Senator and urge

Action Item: Senator John Yudichak

Call, tweet, or email Senator John Yudichak. Senator Yudichak represents a number of seriously underfunded districts- Wilkes Barre, Jim Thorpe, Hanover Area, and Panther Valley, and Hazelton. He previously co-sponsored Senator Boscola’s bill and we are asking him to do it again. Ask him to co-sponsor SB123 (Boscola’s current bill) which phases in full application

Action Item: Rep Barry Jozwiak

Reach out to Representative Barry Jozwiak and ask him to co-sponsor Rep Ciresi’s and Rep Sturla’s Fair Funding bills. Both bills substantially advance the cause of equitable funding. Rep Jozwiak is from Berks County and has just one district getting less than its fair share… but has co-sponsored fair funding legislation in the past. When

Action Item: Rep Tim Hennessey

Call or email Representative Tim Hennsessey and ask him to co-sponsor Rep Ciresi’s fair funding bill. Rep Hennessey has previously co-sponsored fair funding legislation and has underfunded school districts in his legislative district. He represents Chester and Montgomery County school districts shortchanged about 15 M dollars each year. Contact Links Phone: 717-787-3431 or 610-326-2626 Email:

Action Item: Rep Steven Mentzer

Contact Representative Steven Mentzer, R-97.  Representative Mentzer attended Manheim Township High School.  Since he attended, the Manheim Township School district has lost per-student state basic education funding year after year.  In the current school year, Manheim Township School District received almost $7M LESS in PA State Basic Education Funding than the Fair Funding Formula calls

Action Item: Rep Dan Moul

Contact Representative Dan Moul, R-91.  Representative Moul attended New Oxford High School in the Conewago Valley School District.  Since he attended, the Conewago Valley School District has lost per-student state basic education funding year after year.  In the current school year, Conewago Valley School District received almost $3.5M LESS in PA State Basic Education Funding

Action Item: Rep Tim Hennessey

Call or email Representative Tim Hennsessey and ask him to co-sponsor Rep Ciresi’s and Rep Sturla’s fair funding bills. Rep Hennessey has previously co-sponsored fair funding legislation and has underfunded school districts in his legislative district. He represents Chester and Montgomery County school districts shortchanged about 15 M dollars each year. Contact Links Phone: 717-787-3431

Action Item: Rep David Zimmerman

Contact Representative David Zimmerman and ask him to support fair funding legislation. His school districts are mildly underfunded and he has sponsored fair funding legislation in the past. Contact Links Phone: 717-787-3531 or: 517-556-0031 Email: dzimmerman@pahousegop.com Or: https://www.pahouseformcenter.com/343/RepDavidZimmerman/SecureContact Tips: Be polite, but direct. This is an urgent priority and Rep Zimmerman needs to hear that

Action Item: Rep Frank Ryan

Reach out to Representative Frank Ryan and ask him to support fair funding legislation. He has a few school districts that are underfunded and has previously supported fair funding legislation. Contact Links Phone: 717-783-1815 or: 717-838-3823 Email: fryan@pahousegop.com Or: https://www.pahouseformcenter.com/390/RepFrankRyan/SecureContact Twitter: @FrankRyanCPA Tips: You can also point out that underfunded districts are forced to raise

Action Item: Rep Russ Diamond

Call, tweet, or email  Representative Russ Diamond and ask him to make fair funding a priority. Rep Diamond represents two school districts receiving less than their fair share, totaling nearly $10M in lost funding. He previously co-sponsored fair funding legislation. Contact Links Phone: 717-787-2686 or: 717-277-2101 Email: rdiamond@pahousegop.com Or: https://www.pahouseformcenter.com/407/RepRussDiamond/SecureContact Twitter: @russdiamond Tips: Be polite,

Action Item: Rep David Millard

Call, tweet, or email Representative David Millard. Rep Millard is a Republican who represents all districts getting more than their fair share but has co-sponsored fair funding and other pro-public education legislation in the past. Contact Links Phone: 717-783-1102 or: 570-387-0246 Email: dmillard@pahousegop.com Or: https://www.pahouseformcenter.com/330/RepDavidMillard/SecureContact Tips: Thank him for past co-sponsorships and strong support for

Action Item: Rep Mark Gillen

Reach out to Representative Mark Gillen. Rep Gillen represents parts of Berks and Lancaster Counties. Most of his districts are shortchanged, missing out on around 16 million dollars a year collectively. Rep Gillen has previously co-sponsored fair funding legislation. Ask him to make fair funding a major priority this year. Contact Links Phone: 717-787-8550 or: