Yes on 15 Election Results
Against all odds, Prop. 15 made history – taking on the toughest fight in California to address our most pressing challenges.
“Educators are deeply grateful to California voters who joined our incredible community and labor coalition that came together to put students and families ahead of additional profits for a handful of big corporations. We came very close, but we demonstrated the power of democracy in action. We demonstrated the difference we can make for ourselves and the next generation. That alone is a victory. The fight for much-needed funding for equitable resources continues as our schools and communities face billions in devastating budget cuts.”
CTA President E. Toby Boyd
It’s Time to Put Schools & Communities First.
Voting Yes on Prop. 15 to put Schools & Communities First will:
- Reclaim $12 billion per year for K-12 schools, community colleges and local communities
- Close commercial property tax loopholes that corporations and wealthy investors use to avoid paying their fair share of property taxes
- Protect all homeowners and renters by maintaining tax protections for ALL residential Property
- Ensure strict accountability so that money goes directly to our schools and communities
- The Story of Prop. 15 and the Historic Coalition Behind It
- Sacramento Bee: Prop. 15 will fund schools and make corporations pay a fair share of property taxes
- Civil Rights Leaders Urge Yes Vote on Prop. 15
- Cash of the Titans: Prop. 15’s Big-Spending Opposition, Capital & Main
- Study finds Prop. 15 will not harm small businesses In California
- Proposition 15 Won’t Worsen California’s Housing Crisis
- By closing corporate tax loopholes, Prop 15 will expand the tax base and reduce homeowners’ taxes.
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“As the head of California’s educational system, it is my top priority to champion policies which give our students more opportunities to succeed. That’s why I’m endorsing the Schools & Communities First initiative…if we’re serious about addressing the historic inequities within California’s educational system and delivering results for our students, we all need to step up and pass this initiative.”
– Tony Thurmond, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction endorses Schools & Communities First.
Every County Will Benefit From Schools & Communities First
Studies show that Schools and Communities First will benefit every.single.county in California. The full review by the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) includes estimated revenue gains by county.