For Prop. 15 updates and interviews, please tune into tonight’s 10:30 PM press conference and/or contact the Yes on 15 campaign
Proposition 15, the historic ballot measure put forward by the Schools & Communities First coalition that closes corporate tax loopholes to reclaim $12 billion every year for essential local services and schools, is the product of a years-long effort of Californians who got into this fight for the right reasons. The corporate-backed opponents of Prop. 15, which outspent Yes on 15 by $20 million, relied on a campaign of scare tactics and misinformation – while we ran a campaign of what’s possible when Californians come together to shape their destiny.
Here’s more information about Prop. 15 and the historic coalition that powered it:
Tonight, the California groups and leaders that anchored the Yes on 15 campaign will host a press conference to talk about this effort, provide an update on vote returns, and answer questions from the media:
WHAT: Yes on 15 election night press conference
WHEN: Tuesday, November 3rd from 10:30-11:00 PM
E. Toby Boyd, kindergarten teacher and President of the California Teachers Association, the voice of 310,000 educators in California’s public schools and colleges.
Anthony Thigpenn of California Calls, an alliance of 31 grassroots organizations throughout the state dedicated to engaging, educating, and motivating new and infrequent voters to make California’s electorate reflect the state’s diverse population.
April Verrett, President of SEIU, Local 2015 – a union fighting for progressive change for working people across the state, representing over 400,000 home care and nursing home workers throughout California.
Jeff Freitas, a former high school math teacher and president of the California Federation of Teachers, a union of educators and classified employees committed to promoting high-quality education and securing the conditions necessary to provide the best services to California’s students.
Andrea Guerrero of Alliance San Diego, a community empowerment organization working to ensure that all people can achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality, and justice.
Joseph Tomás Mckellar of PICO California, a network of faith-based, multicultural community organizations representing 400 congregations and 450,000 families across California dedicated to developing clergy and grassroots community leaders to enrich congregational life through racial and economic justice.