ICYMI: Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta Pens Op-Ed in Support of Schools & Communities First
“I’ve fought my entire life for what I know is right. I began my journey by speaking up for farm workers who had been mistreated and taken advantage of for decades. Now I’m speaking up for the good of all Californians and encouraging you to vote for Schools and Communities First in November.”
In case you missed it, civil rights icon Dolores Huerta wrote an opinion piece in the San Francisco Chronicle in support of the Schools & Communities First initiative. Specifically, Huerta touches on the fact that communities of color have been particularly affected by this crisis and decades of systemic disinvestment, and that Schools & Communities First will not only help reverse this disinvestment but also will be key to California’s equitable recovery and reinvestment.
Schools & Communities First, which recently qualified for the November ballot after having submitted a record 1.7 million signatures of support, will reclaim $12 billion every year by closing corporate property tax loopholes – all while protecting homeowners and renters, small businesses, and agriculture. Moreover, the initiative will cut business personal property taxes for small businesses. In addition to PPIC polling showing a 7 point increase in support for the measure over the past six months, polling of the ballot language that voters will see in November showed 58% support from likely California voters.