How many things in this picture are governed by politics? Everything!
The CTA-supported tax plan will be on the November 2012 Ballot
This means the super-wealthy, who don’t currently pay their fair share in taxes, will have to ante up.
Governor Jerry Brown said enough signatures have been collected to quality the tax initiative for the November ballot. Thank you, CTA members who collected signatures and made this happen. More than 800,000 valid voter signatures were collected — and CTA members, with the help of coalition partners, collected at least 300,000 of them! The measure taxes the super-wealthy to provide billions for public schools and essential services, and helps close the state budget crisis.
Polls don’t win elections. Votes do. VOTE JUNE 5
Every day you go to work, politicians make decisions that impact your students and your profession.
To get better decisions, we need better decision-makers.
There are many ways we advocate for our students and for public schools. Voting is just one of them. We want lawmakers ready to advocate for our schools and colleges and the funding we need. In California’s “open primary” system, the top two vote-getters, regardless of political party, will move to the November general election.
Make your vote count! Vote for pro-public education candidates.
See CTA’s recommended candidates and why you should vote YES on Prop. 28 at www.cta.org/campaign2012.
Corporate Power Grab
The “Stop Special Interest Money Now Act” is not what it seems. It’s just a corporate power grab. The act was crafted by special interests who intentionally wrote it to look like “reform” when they have a completely different agenda. In this case, it will make it easier for billionaire businessmen and corporate special interests to rig the system and write their own rules. Far from being balanced or giving union members more of a voice, it singles out unions that represent teachers, nurses and firefighters for unfair treatment. It weakens our voice on things that matter. And corporations already outspend unions 15 to 1 on political contributions.
The bottom line: It takes away our power, your power, in the political process.
You deserve a say in what happens in your classroom. Don’t let them take it away. Educate yourself and others about the Corporate Power Grab Initiative.
Knowledge is Power. Stay in the know this campaign season.
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