Long Term Fiscal
California residents deserve to know where the Governor and their individual leg‐
islators stand on the current proposal and alternative budget solutions. For that
reason, AFSCME requests that each legislator review this booklet, and indicate
whether you support or oppose the budget alternatives contained within. If you
oppose any item, identify why, and what specific cuts, new revenues or other pro‐
posals you have to replace the revenue you oppose. Should you have additional
ideas for specific savings or new revenues, please include that as well.
Please return your responses to:
AFSCME California PEOPLE
1121 L Street, Ste. 904
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: Willie Pelote
BUDGET ALTERNATIVES & FISCAL SOLUTIONS 1
Our members work every day and everywhere to make California better. We are the probation officers,
court employees, and emergency dispatchers who keep Californians safe. We are the home health
workers, social workers and doctors who care for the elderly and the disabled. We are the water engi‐
neers and city staff members who plan for California’s future. We are the school bus drivers, paraedu‐
cators and university staff members who guarantee an education for every Californian. We are the
groundskeepers, maintenance crews, and recreation leaders who keep our state’s parks and facilities
open for business.
We are AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL‐CIO, and we
are 179,000 members strong in California alone.
California PEOPLE is AFSCME’s legislative and political arm in California, representing 76 locals state‐
wide. PEOPLE (Public Employees Organized to Promote Legislative Equality) is on your side, fighting to
protect working families!
REQUEST TO LEGISLATORS
Who Is AFSCME
Open letter to Members of the California State Legislature,
Once again California is facing a massive budget crisis, and once again proposals to address