In California, these same corporations avoid paying nearly $9 billion in property taxes. EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR. That money could help provide healthcare to families, educate our children, build affordable housing, train workers, feed our seniors, tend our parks, and so much more.
There’s a bold plan -- the Make It Fair amendment -- to close Proposition 13’s property tax loophole for the biggest corporations and recover those funds. But Sacramento politics are keeping the bill from even being introduced.
State lawmakers from the Assembly to the governor need to hear from their constituents now to build the momentum to get the Make It Fair amendment introduced and passed.
We know that the business lobby, led by the Chamber of Commerce, will do everything in their power to stop this bill. The big corporations, millionaires, and billionaires will lie through their teeth to avoid paying their fair share. Even after this measure takes effect, California’s commercial property, state, and local taxes will still be among the lowest in the nation.
To win, we’ll have to make sure that our movement is more powerful than their money. It starts with you speaking out and letting California legislators know that standing up to the Trump administration by prioritizing people over profits should be their top priority. Will you sign the petition today?
For decades, Proposition 13 has been the third rail of California politics -- untouchable. But the Trump administration budget would be a disaster for California. We would lose hospitals, important biomedical research, and essential training for health care professionals. It would devastate our public schools, eliminating $250 million in teacher training funding. Fifteen school districts would lose $18 million.
California’s values say that Google and Apple shouldn’t pay the nation’s lowest property taxes while parents throughout the state struggle to fundraise for their children’s school programs and equipment!
If California wants to show that we value all Californians, then we have to end the Prop 13 property tax handout to corporations -- collecting $9 billion in revenue to help fund the programs and services that the Trump administration and his allies in Congress want to end.
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