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The resources you need for Election 2020

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Proposition 15, the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2020, is fair and balanced reform that raises revenues to invest in schools and vital services for our local communities.

Here you will find downloadable digital materials to support and help pass Prop 15 on November 3. Local unions may order some analog campaign materials too.  

TAKE ACTION: Commit, Volunteer, Order

SAY YES TO PROP 15 on our digital commitment card!

Take the pledge to vote YES on Prop 15 and bring $12 billion a year to our schools and communities. It’s fast and easy!

VOLUNTEER! Join our efforts

With your help, we can pass Prop 15 and elect Joe Biden president. Sign up to participate in phone banks and more volunteer opportunities!

ORDER MATERIALS for your local

Local unions may order Yes on 15 window signs and stickers, as well as AFT Biden/Harris t-shirts.

Flyer

This one-page flyer for Prop 15, also known as Schools and Communities First, is available in five languages. (Note: For bilingual communities, the non-English versions also include the English version.)

FAQs

Policy Briefs

FOR EDUCATION

  • EDUCATION – (4pp) 
    Fixing California’s commercial property tax system will help fund our desperately underfunded schools and community colleges.

GENERAL

OTHER TOPICS

  • NEW! WILDFIRES
    Fixing our commercial tax system will help communities prepare for wildfires.
  • AGRICULTURE
    Prop 15 completely exempts agriculture and commercial agriculture from reassessment and provides new tax relief for farmers and agricultural producers.

  • ENVIRONMENT 
    Fixing California’s commercial property tax system will encourage smart growth, improve our environment, and fight climate change.
  • HEALTHCARE
    Prop 15 improves public health, healthcare, and social services.
  • HOUSING 
    Fixing our commercial property tax system will help communities increase affordable and sustainable housing.

County & District Revenue Estimates

Below you will find revenue briefs for the most populous counties in California. The briefs list school and community districts in the county and how much revenue Prop 15 will generate for each district. 

Infographic, Logos, Zoom Backgrounds

INFOGRAPHIC

LOGOS & BACKGROUNDS

Yes on Prop 15 — Schools & Communities First

About Voting This Election

The California Secretary of State is the official go-to site for info about the November 3 Presidential Election, from voter registration to the voter guide and ballot tracking. There are several new options available to voters because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

VOTER REGISTRATION & BALLOT INFO

  • NEW! Check your voter status
    Find out if you are registered to vote on this new state website.
  • NEW! Ballots mailed to every registered voter — OCTOBER 5
    On May 8, Gov. Newsom announced that every registered voter will receive a mail-in ballot for the November 3 election. There will also be safe in-person voting options.
  • NEW! Early voting and vote-by-mail drop-off locations
    Find locations near you where early voters may pick up and/or vote a vote-by-mail ballot, and locations of secured boxes where vote-by-mail ballots may be dropped off.
  • NEW! Sign up to track your ballot
    Go to Where’s My Ballot? — a new way for voters to track and receive notifications on the status of their vote-by-mail ballot.
  • Deadline to register to vote — OCTOBER 19
    Register to vote online with the Secretary of State.
  • Deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot — OCTOBER 27
    Go to a county elections office in person to request and receive a vote-by-mail ballot if you do not receive a ballot in the mail. Or call the Secretary of State’s Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683) for your county elections official’s contact information.
  • Deadline to return vote-by-mail ballots — NOVEMBER 3
    Your vote-by-mail ballot must be postmarked on or before November 3, and received by your county elections office no later than November 6. You may also deliver your ballot to your local polling place on November 3 before polls close, or to any of the secured boxes for vote-by-mail ballots.
  • Poll hours on NOVEMBER 3: From 7 am to 8 pm

CALIFORNIA VOTER GUIDE

Prop 15 Ballot Summary & Full Text

This is the official Prop 15 summary, as prepared by the California Attorney General, that you will see on your November 3 ballot. 

“Increases funding for K-12 public schools, community colleges, and local governments by requiring commercial and industrial real property be taxed based on current market value, instead of purchase price. Exempts from taxation changes: residential properties; agricultural land; and owners of commercial and industrial properties with combined value of $3 million or less. Any additional education funding will supplement existing school funding guarantees. Exempts small businesses from personal property tax; for other businesses, provides $500,000 exemption. Increases property taxes on commercial properties worth more than $3 million providing $6.5 billion to $11.5 billion in new funding to local governments and schools.”