Take Action

Your voice counts, especially to elected officials who want to make sure they are responding to their constituents.

Campaigns to reach elected officials are constantly shifting according to the legislation that is pending in each state and in Washington, DC. Look below to see how you can take a stand for funding and programs for nonpublic schools.

New York

No action is required at the moment.

New Jersey


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NJ rabbis advocating for our students

 

Teach NJS is very excited to announce that a bill has been introduced in the New Jersey Legislature that would provide additional Security Aid for the current school year (2018-19) for Nonpublic Schools (S.3080 in the State Senate and A.4597 in the State Assembly). 

Your support and activism have been extremely helpful in this process. We will now need your help in reaching out to legislators to ask for their support so this bill can become law. Please stay tuned for more information on how you can help our schools get more funding.

Please contact your local Assembly person and Senator to vote on this piece of legislation to close the funding gap!

By June 30th, the New Jersey state government is scheduled to decide how much funding to allocate to our nonpublic schools. With that, we are asking you to get involved by contacting your local legislators and top state officials to demand equitable funding, especially for school security.

Now is the time to speak up for our schools. MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ARE AT STAKE.

Join Teach NJS and take action TODAY by sending an email to your local representatives and the top government leaders in the State. Together, we can remind our state government that providing funding parity for nonpublic school students in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget is imperative for our children.

YOUR RESPONSE WILL TAKE LESS THAN A MINUTE. TAKE ACTION NOW!

Florida

Click here to show your appreciation to the legislative sponsors of Florida’s $645,000 first time funding for security in Florida Jewish schools.

Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania budget process is in full swing. Grassroots activism will be critical in moving the needle in Harrisburg. Click here and help us support a strong EITC/OSTC program and effective school safety and health services

Maryland

No action is required at the moment.

California

The California legislature has rejected our call for security funding for nonpublic schools.

Teach CA worked with Assemblyman Marc Levine over the spring to draft legislation to establish a $10 million grant to provide security at nonpublic schools targeted for hate crimes.

This legislation was particularly important in the wake of increased anti-religious incidents in California and across the country.

The legislation was received with bipartisan supported in the Assembly Judiciary Committee, but now, the legislature has cut the funding from the fiscal 2018 budget.

We can’t let that happen!

We urge you to contact your legislators and tell them to reinstate the security grant for our nonpublic school children. All you need to do is fill out the form below. You can help protect thousands of children, and it will only take five minutes of your time.

To date, legislatures across the country, like New York, Maryland, and Florida, have passed security funding for nonpublic schools. It’s time for California to get on board.

National Legislation

Proposals are in the works for increased homeland security grants, tax credits and tax credit scholarships. Sign up for updates to know when you can make a difference.