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Educators throughout State Intensify Efforts to Pass Prop. 30, Stave off $6 Billion in New Cuts

(In photo above, from  r.) Backed by Gov. Jerry, faculty and college students in Chico on Monday afternoon, California Faculty Association Treasurer Susan Green (at lectern) urges voters to approve Proposition 30, the only measure on the November ballot that will protect K-12 public schools, the community colleges, and the state’s university systems.

(CHICO, Calif.) 29 October 2012 – With the election slightly more than a week away, educators, nurses, firefighters, and college students are redoubling their efforts to secure the passage of Proposition 30, the governor’s revenue measure to protect schools.

They are reminding voters Prop. 30 is the only measure on the November ballot that will protect schools against $6 billion in automatic or “trigger” cuts in the 2012-2013 state budget.  Without its passage, schools will be hit by cuts in addition to the $20 billion in cuts that have already harmed students.

In addition, Prop. 30 is the only measure that will prevent additional cuts to the community colleges and cuts and tuition increases at the state’s universities.

In the coming week, Proposition 30 supporters will be walking precincts, calling voters, and writing voters seeking their “yes” vote.

The supporters will be emphasizing that Proposition 30 will also provide future funding to schools, all of which will be allocated to schools in line width the constitutional guarantees for schools put into the state constitution by voters when they passed Proposition 98.

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