Tax the Rich to Fund Schools and Services: Part 3 of 3

July 27, 2020

You won’t want to miss the third and concluding presentation of EBDSA’s “Tax the Rich” educational series.  On Monday July 27 at 7 pm, a stellar panel will provide an overview of the campaign to pass Prop 15, Schools and Communities First (SCF), on November 3.  Presenters include Cecily Myart Cruz, president, United Teachers Los Angeles; Rudy Gonzalez, Executive Director, San Francisco Labor Council; and Fred Glass, labor historian. 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 provides background for EBDSA participation in the campaign. Part I reviewed the story of austerity politics and increasing inequality in California with Prop 13—which SCF proposes to reform—from 1978 to the present. Part II looked at 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. Come learn how to fight for fair taxes to fund our future. 


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When: July 27, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81851574731?pwd=Y1RITkRZQjZPSFRvQmxoMENXeXpGUT09
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