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"Mayor Gonzales and his Pre-K for Santa Fe supporters see an acknowledged need. Nearly 1,000 3- and 4-year-olds in Santa Fe lack access to high-quality early learning programs. Some 72 percent of the children identified are Hispanic, with more than 58 percent living in households with an income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or $36,325 for a family of four. The children who most need these educational opportunities, in other words, don’t have them.
The mayor’s Pre-K for Santa Fe plan identifies the need and finds a way to pay for it. On Wednesday, city councilors should ask their questions and hammer out differences — Santa Fe needs for this to be done right. Then, let the voters decide. Sooner, rather than later, not just because children are waiting but to avoid a long, ugly campaign. Pre-K for Santa Fe? It’s about time."
We couldn’t agree more. It’s about time. Santa Fe is ready for Pre-K. If you agree, then we need you and one of your friends to come to City Council on Wednesday to tell the Councilors - we’re ready to give every 3-4 year old a chance. LET US VOTE - This Spring!
The City Council will vote this Wednesday, March 8th at City Hall, 200 Lincoln Ave. The public hearing begins at 7pm. After the public hearing, the Council will vote on whether or not to allow Santa Fe voters to vote on Pre-K for Santa Fe this Spring.
We hope you’ll come and make your voice heard. Santa Fe is ready for Pre-K. The time to act is now.
See you Wednesday
Pre-K for Santa Fe Team
PS: Wear turquoise to show support!