Vote Yes on Prop. 15!
While the wealthiest corporations avoid paying their fair share, our schools have the most crowded classrooms in the nation and our local communities are struggling to respond to the impact of COVID.
IT’S TIME TO PUT SCHOOLS & COMMUNITIES FIRST BY VOTING YES ON PROPOSITION 15.
- Racial Justice Leaders United Against Corporate AttacksProminent community leaders in California are coming together to demand that corporate interests looking to avoid paying their fair share stop sowing division in Black communities and communities of color.
- No on Prop 15’s claims on Solar Projects is FalseOctober 6, 2020 Prominent community leaders in California are coming together to demand that corporate interests looking to avoid paying their fair share stop sowing division in Black communities and communities of color. No on Prop 15’s claims on Solar Projects is False October 1, 2020 Would Prop 15 really impose “massive property tax increases” on solar projects and drive up electricity costs? Tax and solar industry experts don’t think so. – PolitFact
- The Impact of Prop 15 on Small BusinessesFor average commercial properties, reassessments do not increase rents. Reassessing a 20-year-old office building to current market value could lead to a one-time rent increase of roughly 2%. – Beacon Economics
- CA NAACP aids corporate prop campaignsAlice Huffman, who is both a professional campaign consultant and long-time NAACP leader, was especially sought after this year as political campaigns respond to the national reckoning over race. – CalMatters
- LA Times: Yes on Prop 15By creating a “split-roll” system that taxes commercial and industrial property differently from homes, it would transfer as much as $11.5 billion annually from businesses to local governments and schools.
- PPIC Poll: California51% of likely voters would vote yes on Prop 15 and 40% would vote no.
What is Prop 15?
Proposition 15, named Schools and Communities First, is a fair and balanced reform that:
- Closes property tax loopholes benefiting wealthy corporations.
- Cuts small business taxes.
- Reclaims billions every year to invest in our schools and local communities.
- Exempts homeowners, renters, small businesses and agricultural land so they continue to be protected by Prop 13.
- Prioritizes transparency and accountability by requiring public disclosure of all new revenues and how they are spent.
Just 10% of California’s most expensive nonresidential commercial properties account for 92% of Prop 15’s loophole-closing revenues.
Impact in Communities
A recent report from the University of Southern California (USC) found that if Schools & Communities First were to pass, every one of California’s counties would reclaim funding for schools, community colleges, and local services.
Prop 15 will reclaim billions every year for our schools, community colleges, and essential local services in EVERY county. In Orange County alone, Prop. 15 would bring 1.1 billion dollars each year to invest in our schools and communities that would be allocated and controlled by Orange County community members. Resources would include:
- Creating smaller class sizes
- Health care services
- Public libraries
- Fighting homelessness
- Firefighters and their equipment
- Safe drinking water
- Preparing for future disasters such as wildfire, pandemic or earthquake
Who Supports It?
Proposition 15 is supported by teachers, workers, faith leaders, businesses, and communities of color across California.
Supporters in Orange County include:
Educators, School Districts and Board Members
- Anaheim Elementary School District
- Santa Ana Unified School District
- Juan Gabriel Alvarez, Anaheim Elementary School District
- Jackie Filbeck, Anaheim Elementary School District
- Barbara Dunsheath, North Orange County Community College District
- Ed Lopez, North Orange County Community College District
- Al Jabbar, Anaheim Elementary School District
- Mark Lopez, Anaheim Elementary School District
- Jose Paolo Magcalas, Anaheim Elementary School District
- Annemarie Randle-Trejo, Anaheim Union HIgh School District President
- Ryan Ruelas, Anaheim Elementary School District
- Joanne Fawley, Fullerton Joint Union High School District
- Lauren Klatzker, Fullerton Joint Union High School District
- Andy Montoya, Fullerton Joint Union High School District
- Jeanette Vazquez, Fullerton Joint Union High School District
- Walter Muneton, Garden Grove Unified School District
- Diana Lee Carey, Huntington Beach City School District Trustee
- Diana Marks, Huntington Beach City School District Trustee
- Alfonso Alvarez, Santa Ana Unified Schools District
- Valerie Amezcua, Santa Ana Unified School District
- John Palacio, Santa Ana Unified Schools District
- Rigo Rodriguez, Santa Ana Unified Schools District
Faith, Workers, Civic, Community Organizations
- Orange County Civic Engagement Table
- Orange County Congregation Community Organization
- Resilience Orange County
- Anaheim Secondary Teachers Association CTA/NEA
- Orange County Democratic Party Central Committee
Elected and Public Officials
- Molly McClanahan, Mayor of Fullerton (former)
- Jan Flory, Mayor Pro Tem of Fullerton
- Melissa Fox, Irvine City Council Member
- Vincente Sarmiento, Santa Ana City Council Member
- Jose Solorio, Santa Ana City Council Member
The Korean American Voter Empowerment Campaign website (koreanvote.com) is a joint initiative of Ahri for Justice and OCCET Action. Ahri for Justice is made up by activists with years of work providing immigrant legal services, expanding civic engagement, advocating for immigrant rights and educating young people in the Korean American and Asian American community. In addition to these activities, Ahri is engaged in voter education activities to pass progressive measures at the 2020 elections.
Ahri for Justice is tax exempt under IRC Section 501(c)(4) and is the sister organization of Ahri Center, a 501(c)(3) organization.
Paid for by Million Voter Project Action Fund – Yes on 15, Sponsored by Social Justice Organizations. Committee major funding from:
Yes on 15 – Schools and Communities First Sponsored by a Coalition of Labor Groups and Social Justice Organizations Representing Families, Students and Essential Workers
California Calls Education Fund
Heising-Simons Action Fund
Funding details at http://fppc.ca.gov