Here is a sample support letter for AB 22. Please copy and paste onto your letterhead and submit via email to email@example.com using the following subject line “AB 22 (McCarty) Preschool data: data collection REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE”.
The Honorable Gavin Newsom
Governor, State of California
1021 O Street, Suite 9000
Sacramento, CA 95814
RE: AB 22 (McCarty) Preschool data: data collection
REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE
Dear Governor Newsom,
[Your Organization or Name] is pleased to support Assembly Bill (AB) 22 (McCarty), which would require the California Department of Education (CDE) to collect critical child and staffing data in the California State Preschool Program (CSPP).
Specifically, AB 22 would require school-based CSPP providers to report preschool enrollment and staffing data to the CDE annually similar to data collected in TK-12 grade settings. Such data would allow the state to measure the short- and long-term impacts and benefits accrued by the state’s investment in preschool and TK settings, including postsecondary and economic outcomes for California students. This is achievable because of the state’s larger Cradle-to-Career data design.
Data are critical for ensuring that the state optimizes its limited resources in ways that best serve California residents and the economy, and AB 22 would improve the ability of the state to make resource allocation decisions.
For these reasons, [Your Organization or Name] requests your signature on AB 22 (McCarty).