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Sacramento, CA – The Yes on Prop. 30 campaign today released a 5-prong series of television ads that highlight the facts about Prop. 30 - the only initiative that protects schools and colleges from $6 billion in cuts and invests in our future this year, with strict accountability measures that ensure money must go to California’s classrooms.
Prominently featured in the new ads are California’s teachers who have witnessed firsthand the impact of $20 billion in cuts to California schools made over the last four years. California’s teachers support Prop. 30 to stop the cuts and restore investment in our students with tough accountability to ensure money is delivered to the classroom where it belongs.
“As teachers, the last four years have been devastating for our schools and colleges. Thirty thousand teachers laid off. Music and art programs gone. Double-digit tuition hikes. Prop. 30 stops the cuts.” – 2012 Teacher of the Year Tom Collett
The ads also emphasize the strict accountability measures in Prop. 30 which ensure money for schools must go to California’s classrooms, with transparent, annual audits.
“As state controller, my job is to watch the money. I support Prop. 30 because it means no more school cuts, with strict accountability. Sacramento politicians can’t touch the money, and Prop. 30 requires annual audits posted online for everyone to see.” – Controller John Chiang
Voters hear directly from Governor Jerry Brown in two of the five spots, noting the importance California’s schools and colleges have in building the California dream.
“It’s time to stop the cuts and invest in our future. Proposition 30 will restore funding for schools and prevent billions in cuts this year. And Proposition 30 has tough accountability to make sure money goes to the classroom, where it belongs. Join me. For our students and California’s future. Yes on 30.” – Governor Jerry Brown.
The first spots in the 5-ad series (“Teacher of the Year,” “Teachers for 30,” “White Board,” “Governor Brown with Students” and “Governor Brown Fireside Chat,”) will begin airing statewide on television today.
The ads can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/user/YesOnProp30
Ad scripts and supporting facts can be found here: http://yesonprop30.com/images/YesOnProp30AdSideBySide.pdf
Paid for by Yes on Prop. 30--to Protect our Schools and Public Safety, a broad coalition of teachers, business, labor, law enforcement and Governor Brown. Major funding by California Teachers Association/Issues PAC and California Hospitals Committee on Issues (CHCI) Sponsored by California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (CAHHS)