The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act will restore over $12 billion per year to California’s schools, community colleges, health clinics, and other vital local services.

For nearly four decades, big corporations have not been paying their fair share of commercial property taxes, leaving California with the most overcrowded classrooms in the United States and with some of the worst ratios of counselors, librarians, and nurses per student.

We can no longer afford to keep giving billions of dollars in tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires and big corporations, while our schools remain underfunded and our communities go without vital services.

That is why CFT is helping to lead a powerful coalition of fellow educators, parents, students, and community advocates to get the Schools and Communities First initiative on the ballot in November 2020.

By closing commercial property tax loopholes benefiting a fraction of corporations and wealthy investors, without affecting homeowners or renters, Schools and Communities First reclaims $12 billion every year to fund world-class schools and strengthen local economies to lift up all Californians.

Join us today to gather signatures

CFT members from every part of the state are gathering signatures to put Schools and Communities First on the ballot! Join us today to help get the resources our schools and communities deserve.

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