Action Alerts

Ask Your Representative to Support AB 1326 (Arambula) 

AB 1326 (Arambula) would designate a point person at the county to act as a point of contact for higher education counselors. Check out FACCC’s Action Alert here to let your representatives know you support this bill.

Tell Your Legislator to Oppose AB 1111 and AB 928

FACCC is opposing Assemblymember Berman’s controversial AB 928 and AB 1111. AB 928 is sponsored by the Campaign for College Opportunity and would automatically place students in an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) pathway where one exists for their major, consolidate the IGTEC and CSU Breadth pathways, and create a 16-person Associate Degree for Transfer Intersegmental Implementation Committee with just three faculty members on it.

AB 1111 (Berman) would adopt a common course numbering system, starting with courses included in the Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) and expanding to general education requirements and transfer pathway courses. While this bill seems straightforward on the surface, implementing it would be extremely expensive, time consuming, and would distract from teaching and learning and COVID recovery.

Please fill out FACCC’s action alerts for AB 928 and AB 1111 and tell your Legislator you’re opposed to these bills.

Tell Your Representatives: Increase Proposed COLA to K-12 Levels and Eliminate Contingencies

Governor Newsom’s January budget proposal for the 2021-22 budget year included a 1.5 percent COLA for community colleges contingent on the adoption of certain policies. This unprecedented move undermines the purpose of a COLA which exists to maintain a district’s spending power.

Act now to ask your Legislator to demand the contingencies be eliminated and the COLA increased to K-12 levels of 3.84 percent.

Ask Your Representative to Cosponsor H.R. 82 Social Security and Fairness Act of 2021

Representative Rodney Davis, R-IL, introduced H.R. 82 Social Security Fairness Act of 2021 on January 4, 2021 to repeal the Windfall Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO). The WEP and GPO harm California’s teachers by diminishing or eliminating their ability to collect earned Social Security benefits. To ensure the bill is guaranteed a vote on the House floor, advocacy groups are working to increase the list of cosponsors to 290 or more.

Ask your representative to join the growing list of cosponsors today!

Sign Petition Urging Governor to Defund Calbright

The California Community Colleges proudly educate the largest population of higher education students in the country, yet they are perpetually underfunded. The 2020-21 state budget further exacerbated the situation with billions of dollars in deferments. As preparations for the 2021-22 budget begin, please sign this letter urging Governor Newsom to follow the Legislature’s recommendation that Calbright College be eliminated and the funds redirected to the other 115 accredited California Community Colleges. 

With every community college conducting online courses and fighting for funding, this is not the time to keep throwing money at a failed experiment.