Call to Action. Demonstrate at Governor’s Budget Reveal

Next Wednesday, January 10th, Governor Newsom is expected to issue his economic predictions as part of his 2024-25 State Budget proposal (this deadline is set by the State Constitution). In mid-May, the Administration will issue a revised budget plan (the May Revise) that typically has a clearer picture of what budget will be enacted. The Legislature’s deadline to send a budget to Newsom is June 15 and the 2024-25 fiscal year starts July 1. 

When Newsom delivers his announcement about his initial proposed 2024-25 State Budget, State Scientists will picket nearby in Sacramento (location and time to be announced soon) and take to social media to ensure the public, key decision-makers, and Governor Newsom know that the time is now to #ValueScientists! 

Call out the cognitive dissonance of this Administration: This governor claims to be a champion of fair and equitable pay for all Californians while continuing a long tradition dating back to the Schwarzenegger administration of shortchanging State Scientists. He touts California’s cutting-edge programs to fight climate change as a model for the world while refusing to provide a raise that could attract and retain the skilled workforce required to run those programs. That doesn’t make logical sense.

When: Wednesday, January 10, 2023, various times, depending on in-person or virtual participation! 

Where: In person in Sacramento (TBD, 2 hr picket) and online via social media!

The Action: Make some noise to call on this Administration to #ValueScientists! You can do so in-person in Sacramento and on social media. NOTE: Participation must be done on personal time.

Sign up here and commit to participating in this action.

Last year, Governor Newsom announced his budget press release only 3 days in advance, so look out for more information in a future email. 

If you’re not able to make it in person, please join the conversation by posting on social media at least once every hour from 8:00am – 4:00pm PST and amplifying the voices of other California State Scientists as we highlight the critical role California State Scientists play in tackling the global challenge of climate change, protecting the health of our communities, sustaining our agricultural industry, and beyond! 

Participate in our social media storm by using this toolkit that includes posts, images, and hashtags, here

Be sure to also follow @capsscientists on our official social media and amplify our message: CAPS Twitter/X and Instagram.

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