To: Rep. Perry, L.,
Subject: I Urge You to Vote Yes on HB96!
Feb 11, 2014 Representative Lee Perry State Capitol , Suite 350 350 North State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84114 Dear Representative Perry, I am writing to ask that you support school readiness and vote YES on HB96. If you are already planning to vote yes on HB96 this morning, I thank you! If you have not decided yet, please vote yes to provide access to high quality preschool for our children. This initiative will level the playing field for at-risk students; students who may not have parents that are able to stay home and provide in-home preschool, and students who do not have the same access to books, technology and other support systems as their peers. High-quality preschool is a proven strategy that changes the odds for at-risk children who lack opportunity. Participation in a high-quality preschool program ensures these children enter kindergarten on-track with their peers and reach proven benchmarks. It also increases their chances of graduating from high school, receiving post-secondary education, and obtaining a stable job, which ultimately, saves the state and taxpayers millions by avoiding costly remediation programs. HB96 will offer an innovative way to partner with the private sector, increase the number of at-risk students who can access high-quality preschool programs, and ensure that children are ready to learn. I encourage you to support this VITAL legislation for our kids, our communities, and for the future of our state. HB96 is about giving parents choices and providing at-risk children with opportunities for a better life! Sincerely, Ms. Becky Eisinger Land 1421 S Lincoln St Salt Lake City, UT 84105-2317