You won’t want to miss the third and concluding presentation of our “Tax the Rich” educational series. On Monday July 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm, a stellar panel will provide an overview of the campaign to pass Prop 15, Schools & Communities First, on November 3.
– Cecily Myart-Cruz, President, United Teachers Los Angeles;
– Rudy Gonzalez, Executive Director, San Francisco Labor Council; and
– Fred Glass, labor historian.
Part 3 – July 27: https://www.facebook.com/events/1000902553662906/
DSA members can help pass the largest tax increase in history on California’s wealthiest commercial property owners, raising $10-12 billion per year for public education and social services. With the Movement for Black Lives uprising deepening into the call for defunding the police, it will be necessary to expand revenues required to build alternative, sustainable public services and practices. Progressive taxation is an essential path to that goal. Prop 15 is backed by labor and opposed by the most reactionary sectors of capital.
This three-part education series has provided background for DSA’s participation in the campaign. But you don’t have to have attended Parts I and II to attend this event!
Check out Part I to learn the story of austerity politics and increasing inequality in California with Prop 13—which SCF proposes to reform—from 1978 to the present: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qyFX6o3JQ8
Check out Part II to learn the history of public sector unionism and how a left wing labor-community coalition won Prop 30, a ‘tax the rich’ ballot measure, in 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wy9yRLFqU4
Join us to learn how to fight for fair taxes to fund our future!