Don’t Cut Essential Funding to California’s Public Schools

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Target: California voters

Goal: Prevent $6 billion in cuts to California schools and public safety

Growing a strong economy in the United States requires more than tax cuts to large corporations and their CEOs. Growing a strong economy starts in the classroom, where America’s children learn how to become active participants in society. Unfortunately, America’s schools are often left vulnerable to poor management and budget cuts, uprooting hopes for economic recovery from the current recession. But residents of California have the chance to fight back against cuts to public education thanks to a new measure championed by Gov. Jerry Brown that would prevent $6 billion in cuts to schools and public safety.

A safe and well-educated population is essential to the wellbeing of any city, state or country. Proposition 30, or  the Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act, would fund public education and law enforcement via economically sound strategies. By raising taxes only on households making $500,000 or more per year, Prop. 30 would help strengthen the middle class while ensuring a good quality education for all children within the public school system.

The measure, if passed, would supply California’s public schools with the resources necessary to ensure smaller class sizes, more after-school programs and better trained teachers. All the money sourced from taxes on the highest brackets would go into a dedicated account for public schools, ensuring that 100% of funds goes to education and not further bureaucratic red tape. This smart, balanced tax plan would strengthen California’s economy from the ground up by ensuring a quality education for every child in the state.

Tell California that cutting funds to public education while allowing the richest citizens to keep lower tax rates isn’t an acceptable plan for the future. Sign the petition below to voice your support for Prop. 30.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear California voters,

Like anything meant to last, a strong economy must be built from the ground up. Cutting funds to public schools in favor of raising taxes on the wealthiest of citizens isn’t sound economic policy; it’s a plan that spells disaster for future generations.

The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act (aka Prop. 30) would prevent $6 billion in cuts to public safety and schools. These institutions make up the cornerstones of American society by preparing children to participate in California’s economy while keeping them safe through adulthood. Gutting education is no way to ensure a robust economy for generations to come. I ask that you cement a bright future for the state and vote to pass Proposition 30 on election day.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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