The Allegheny County Children’s Fund will appear on Nov. 6, 2018 General Election ballot
Initiative looks to engage volunteers
On Wednesday, Aug. 15, the Our kids. Our commitment. initiative learned that the Allegheny County Children’s Fund will appear on the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election ballot (see question and amendment) after submitting nearly 64,000 signatures last week.
If approved by voters this November, a fund will be created to support kids living in Allegheny County with increased access to after school programs, early learning opportunities and nutritious meals.
“We have just over 80 days to continue this discussion with voters about the impact of early learning, after school and nutrition on our kids and on the economic vitality of our region. The hard work starts now and we are committed to working with our community to help all our kids be successful,” said Brian Magee, CEO, PUMP. “We are calling on residents across the county to help us continue this conversation by spreading the word, volunteering and encouraging others to vote ‘yes’ for our kids this November.”
The Allegheny County Children’s Fund would create a 0.25 millage rate increase to property taxes - an additional $25 annually on each $100,000 of assessed value, generating approximately $18 million annually in revenue for the fund.
Members of the community are encouraged to volunteer with the Our kids. Our commitment. initiative. To sign up as a volunteer or find more information, visit www.ourkidsourcommitment.org.
About Our kids. Our commitment. – The Our kids. Our commitment. Allegheny County Children’s Fund Initiative is an effort to change the way Allegheny County funds programs that are proven to ensure the wellbeing of our children across the county. For more information, visit www.ourkidsourcommitment.org.