MEMBER for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford wants parents to sign a statewide petition against state government cuts to education.
Ms Pulford said parents had felt the impact of cuts to state education during the past two years.
She said the petition asked Premier Ted Baillieu to guarantee no further cuts in the 2013-14 state budget.
"Western Victorian families have made it clear to me that they are struggling to deal with the $555 million ripped out of education, so we are running a campaign to pass those views on to the Premier,'' she said.
Ms Pulford said the education cuts caused parents to miss out on assistance with uniforms, buying text books, transport costs and school excursions.
"These are fundamental necessities that every child needs to give them the best opportunity to learn and to participate fully in their schooling,'' she said.
"Instead, the message from Spring Street is 'you are on your own'.
"So each Labor Member of Parliament will be asking parents to sign a statewide petition to make it clear that these cuts are not okay.''
Ms Pulford said the cuts targeted students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
She said examples included cuts to the Education Maintenance Allowance, the School Start Bonus and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning.
Ms Pulford said people could visit www.baillieusnotworking.com.au to learn more about the campaign.