With lawmakers back in session, it might make more sense to contact your legislator in their Harrisburg office. Those numbers are included in the contact information below.
While we’ve heard positive things from area Senators, there’s very little information coming out of Harrisburg on where things stand with budget negotiations. Given that, feel free to call the Governor’s office if you’re up for it. When you do, stress how important and appreciated his education proposal is, and urge him to hold strong and REALLY fight for his proposed increases to Basic Education Funding!
Contact Information for Governor Wolf:
Phone (Harrisburg): (717) 787-2500
Online Contact Form: https://www.governor.pa.gov/contact/#OnlineForm
As always, please enlist others to call or email, too! All of these officials need to hear from us about how important it is for Harrisburg to adequately and equitably support our public schools.
I’m calling to share a message with the [Senator or Representative]. (Pause for them to ask a question or say “ok, go ahead.”) I’m calling to ask that they support the full and fair funding of public schools in this year’s state budget. The money is there: state revenues were ahead of projections by $1.5 billion in the last month alone. Schools and students and local taxpayers across the commonwealth need those resources. In lower wealth districts, too many needs go unmet because the current system of state support for public schools is both inadequate and unfair. There’s no excuse: We have the resources to provide students what they need, so please include a $1.25 billion increase in Basic Education Funding and $300 million for Level Up in this budget. Can you let me know where the [Senator or Representative] stands on this issue?
To find your legislator: https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/
Contact Information for Representative Ann Flood:
Phone (Local): (610) 746-2100
Phone (Harrisburg): (717) 783-8573
Contact Information for Senator Lisa Boscola:
Phone (Local): (610) 868-8667
Phone (Harrisburg): (717) 787-4236
Contact Information for Senator Pat Browne:
Phone (Local): (610) 821-8468
Phone (Harrisburg): (717) 787-1349
Contact Information for Senator Mario Scavello:
Phone (Local): (610) 863-1200
Phone (Harrisburg): (717) 787-6123
If you have any questions, please contact Karen Beck Pooley at firstname.lastname@example.org.