California State PTA Supports Prop 31 and 28
PTA Advocacy for the November 8th Ballot
California State PTA Supports Prop 31: Prohibit Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products
With flavors like “cotton candy,” “mango slushy,” and “chocolate,” vaping tobacco products have become increasingly popular among youth as young as 4th grade. That’s why California State PTA and the majority of California legislators supported Senate Bill (SB) 793, which was signed into law in 2020. The law would have prohibited the sale of flavored tobacco products.
Opponents of SB 793 put Proposition 31 on the November Ballot. We need every parent, educator, and child advocate to affirm the 2020 law by supporting Proposition 31, in the process defeating the opponents of SB 793. In other words,
if approved/supported by the voters (YES votes) this proposition would allow SB 793 to go into effect and make it illegal to sell flavored tobacco products in the state of California: a law that would protect the children and families of California.
Read the full blog post for more information, including what PTAs can do to support Prop 31, which is on the November 8, 2022 ballot, in your community.
California State PTA Supports Prop 28: Art & Music in Public Schools
For almost thirty-five years, California State PTA has strongly and actively advocated for a full curriculum that includes the arts. Arts education supports all kids. The passage of Proposition 28 is expected to generate more than $900 million a year in dedicated new funding for arts and music education for all public schools across California - without raising taxes. The measure helps address cuts to arts education which have occurred in many California school districts. Studies show that the arts keep students in school, increase the graduation rate, increase academic performance, and add to students’ ability to create, collaborate, think critically, and communicate. Read the full blog post for more information, including what PTAs can do to support Prop 28, which is on the November 8, 2022 ballot, in your community.