Category: Action Items

Pennsylvanians for Fair Funding

Action Item: Rep Wendi Thomas

Call, tweet, or email Representative Wendi Thomas. Rep Thomas represents two wealthy districts getting a bit more than their fair share. She is open to the plight of students in underfunded districts. Tell her why educational equity is important to YOU. Tell the story of the students who are shortchanged. Ask her to support fair

Action Item: Rep Kerry Benninghoff

Reach out to Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff and let him know that equitable education funding is essential. Emphasize that children across Pennsylvania are not receiving the opportunities and resources that they need to fulfill their potential. Our children’s futures, and the future of our Commonwealth are depending on a quality education for ALL. Representative Benninghoff

Action Item: Senator Robert Tomlinson

Call, tweet, or email Senator Robert Tomlinson and ask him to co-sponsor SB 123, Senator Boscola’s Fair Funding bill. Senator Tomlinson represents a number of underfunded districts who are losing out on over $11M every year. Fair funding would have a positive impact on students and taxpayers in his community. Contact Links Phone: 717-787-5072 Or:

Action Item: Senator John DiSanto

Call, tweet, or email Senator John DiSanto and ask him to co-sponsor SB 123, Senator Boscola’s fair funding bill. Senator DiSanto represents parts of Dauphin and Perry Counties and has school districts underfunded by $44M every year.  Contact Links Phone: 717-787-6801 Or: 717-582-3722 Email: https://www.senatordisanto.com/contact/ Twitter: @SenatorDiSanto Tips: Be polite, but direct.Students around the commonwealth

Action Item: Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill

Call, tweet, or email Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill and ask her to co-sponsor SB 123, Senator Boscola’s fair funding bill. Senator Hill Represents much of York County. Her school districts are missing out on over 76 Million dollars a year, with many students shortchanged by 1,000, 2,000, and even $6,700 every year. This weighs on students

Action Item: Senator Pat Browne

Call, tweet, or email State Senator Pat Browne, the Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and tell him to provide for fair funding in the budget. The appropriations committees have immense power in terms of spending priorities. Sen Browne needs to hear from folks across PA that fair funding is no longer optional- it is

Action Item: Rep Curt Sonney

Call or email Representative Curt Sonney, the Chair of the House Education Committee, and ask him to hold a hearing on Fair Funding. Rep Sonney represents districts that are getting more than their fair funding formula share. He is next to Erie City, which is underfunded and where this op-ed just ran: https://www.goerie.com/story/opinion/2021/03/08/op-ed-we-need-fair-basic-education-funding-pennsylvanias-budget/6890304002/ In June

Action Item: Senator Scott Martin

Call, tweet, or email Senator Scott Martin, the Chair of the Senate Education Committee. Ask him to hold a committee hearing on Fair Funding and boldly support equitable funding. He has tremendous power to move the needle on this issue. If you live in his district your voice could be especially impactful, but every Pennsylvanian

Action Item: Rep Stan Saylor

Call, tweet, or email Rep Stan Saylor, the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee and tell him to provide for fair funding in the budget. His committee just had a hearing on education yesterday. This committee has a lot of say so over how money is spent. He needs to hear from folks across PA