Legislators have reached a deal on the 2020-21 state budget that rolls-back cuts that were initially proposed for child care, K-12 schools and community colleges, but it’s only a band-aid that stops the cuts for now.
The COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustices have demonstrated that we need equitable, long-term investment in health care, education and other public services we depend on. Black and Brown communities, in particular, have been disproportionately impacted by exposure to COVID-19 and job loss. We need our elected leaders to fund bold changes to lift-up our communities.
That’s why we’re calling on leaders to reverse the decades-long disinvestment in our communities of color. Real systemic change is impossible without the revenue to fund it.
California is the epicenter of wealth and inequality. Without ending the pass billionaires and corporations get from paying their fair share of taxes, inequality wins. But we can take action now to create a California where everyone thrives.
There are two things you can do to make sure billionaires pay their fair share:
- Pass the Schools & Communities First Act in November. This will close a loophole that has allowed corporations to get away with not paying their fair share of property taxes for decades.
- Urge legislators to put up a plan for taxing billionaires and corporations. California is the richest state in the nation. Corporations have continued to profit, even as millions have lost their jobs. Corporations can afford to invest in quality education, health care, housing, and child care for all. Help send a strong message to legislators by joining in this event:
Commit to Equity Car Rally
Thursday, July 2
9:15 – 11:15 am
Meet @ Aiso Parking Garage
101 Judge John Aiso St,
Los Angeles, CA 90012