With Governor Newsom’s endorsement, momentum is growing to pass Prop. 15
Last Friday Governor Newsom announced his support for Prop. 15, the Schools and Communities First initiative that will bring up to $12 billion a year for our schools and communities by closing corporate commercial property tax loopholes.
In making the endorsement Newsom said in a written statement, “It’s consistent with California’s progressive fiscal values, it will exempt small businesses and residential property owners, it will fund essential services such as public schools and public safety, and, most importantly, it will be decided by a vote of the people.”
We are heartened by Governor Newsom’s pledge to fight alongside us for the resources our students need to succeed. California schools have been critically underfunded for decades, and are now facing a $20 billion deficit because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Newsom’s support of Prop. 15 is critical to ensure that this essential initiative passes this November.
But wealthy corporations are doing everything they can to defeat Prop. 15, to keep exploiting outrageous loopholes and avoiding paying their fair share. And we’ve got our work cut out for us.
Sign up today to volunteer to help get Prop. 15 passed this election!
Ready to do your part to help pass Prop. 15? Sign up for one of our phone banks next week when we will reach out to fellow CFT members about why it is so important to pass the Schools and Communities First Initiative.
Tuesday, September 22 Phone Bank
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Thursday, September 24 Phone Bank
4:00– 6:00 p.m.
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And, don’t forget to take the pledge online to support Prop. 15.