Tell California Legislators to Make it Fair

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    Tell California Legislators to Make it Fair

    Donald Trump’s budget threatens to slash funding for health care, education, and even Meals on Wheels -- all to pay for massive tax breaks for huge corporations. 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.

    Make It Fair is a bold plan to close Proposition 13’s commercial property tax loophole for the biggest corporations and recover those funds.

    Make it Fair is a proposal that would:

    • Close a commercial property tax loophole in Proposition 13 that currently nets rich corporations billions of dollars per year
    • Invest the resulting funds ($9 billion a year) in education and neighborhood services we all need and deserve including health access, housing, equity and quality of life
    • Maintain the protection for homeowners and renters that Proposition 13 provides
    • Support small businesses by helping them compete against big corporations with an unfair advantage
    • Include accountability provisions so new funds are spent appropriately

    We need to let our elected leaders know that we need to Make it Fair so that California can become more self-reliant in the face of Trump’s attacks.

    SIGN THE PETITION and ask your state representatives to help make CA more self-reliant under the Trump administration by supporting Make It Fair now:

    “I am asking you to support the Make It Fair proposal to reform Proposition 13. It would make California’s biggest corporations pay taxes on the actual value of their property, raising $9 billion for the state. These funds are critical to making California more self-reliant in the face of massive budget cuts that the Trump administration has aimed at our schools, hospitals, roads, libraries, parks, public transit, and other essential services.

    The time has come to close the loophole and take back the tax giveaways to help our local communities respond to the federal cuts and support small businesses by leveling the playing field to help them compete with big corporations. The big corporations, millionaires and billionaires being asked to pay their share can afford it, and even after this measure takes effect California’s commercial property taxes will still be among the lowest in the nation.

    As a Californian who cares about my community and the prosperity of our state, we must fix the commercial property tax system to ensure a level playing field and make big corporations and wealthy real estate investors pay their fair share. I ask that you please do everything in your power to support the Make It Fair Campaign.”


    Petition Partners:
    League of Women Voters - California (LWVC), PolicyLink, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), California Teachers Association (CTA), Courage Campaign,, California Calls Oakland Rising, Working Partnerships USA, San Francisco Rising, Communities for a New California, Dolores Huerta Foundation, CAUSE, Inner City Struggle, Community Coalition, SCOPE, COPE, Alliance San Diego, and Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)

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