Volume 45 Number 45
CTA initiative makes ballot
Meeting the required deadline, CTA turned in more than 800,000 signatures to qualify the Repeal Corporate Tax Loopholes Act for the November ballot. The initiative would rescind more than $2 billion in tax breaks handed out to big corporations last year without any requirements to create new jobs.
“In these tough economic times with public schools and colleges being cut more than $17 billion, everyone should be playing their fair share,” said CTA President David A. Sanchez.
In addition, CTA’s State voted to support these measures: the Financial Accountability in Redistricting Act; the Legislative Term Limits Reform Act; Passing the Budget On Time Act of 2010; and the State Parks and Wildlife Conservation Fund Trust Act.
Council opposed the Voters FIRST Act for Congress; the Safe, Clean and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010; the Local Taxpayer, Public Safety and Transportation Protection Act of 2010; the Sinclair Paint Initiative, and the California Jobs Initiative. Delegates also authorized CTA to spend up to $13 million from the initiative fund to support these CTA positions on November ballot measures.
You’ve got an open invitation
If one thing CCA members have, it’s opinions. Why don’t you make it a point to submit yours to the CCA Advocate? We’d love to hear it! If you are so moved, feel free to hammer out a perspective for the Advocate, which is delivered to thousands of your colleagues around the state. Concerned about SLOs? Budget cuts? The future of higher education? Part-time faculty rights? Send us your submission of 400 words or so, along with a photo of yourself to Dina Martin, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, if there is news on campus you’d like us to know about, send an email. Is there a faculty member doing note-worthy things in class? A program that is making a difference to students? Someone who has made a difference in their union? We want to hear from you.
Be a summer advocate
This summer your voice can make a difference in what happens in our community colleges and public schools. All you have to do is stay informed and speak up. One easy way to do that is to become a Summer Advocate through CTA. By signing up, you can receive emails or texts – your choice – when important updates happen. Signing up is easy. Text CTASummer to 69866 (standard text messaging rates apply) or e-mail SummerAdvocate@cta.org. Be in the know and then take action! You can also keep up with the latest in Sacramento through CTA’s website, www.cta.org where you can also send emails to your state legislators.