Prop. 15: More money for schools and local communities!
Proposition 15 would require that commercial and industrial real estate property worth $3 million or more be taxed on current market value, raising as much as $11.5 billion in additional funding for schools and local communities. It protects all homeowners and renters by maintaining tax protections for ALL residential property.
This money would be allocated to schools (40%) and other local governments (60%). For more information on Proposition 15, including how much your county, school district and schools will receive, please visit the Prop 15 page on the California State PTA website.
California State PTA has completed a study on Prop. 15 and has taken a support position on the proposition. We urge our members to pledge to vote yes on the November 2020 ballot for this important ballot measure. Click the button below to sign a petition in support of Prop. 15.
Prop. 16: Restores critical equal opportunity policies in state hiring, contracting, and education
This constitutional amendment, placed on the November 2020 statewide ballot by the legislature, asks the voters of California to vote on permitting the use of race, gender, and ethnic diversity as factors (but not decisive factors) in education including college admissions, government hiring, and government contracting. It would restore affirmative action in California and level the playing field so that all Californians can succeed.
California State PTA has completed a study on Prop. 16 and has taken a support position on the proposition. We urge our members to pledge to vote yes on the November 2020 ballot for this important ballot measure. Click the button below to sign a petition in support of Prop. 16.
California is 1 of only 9 states that ban affirmative action as a tool to fight discrimination. Since California passed the ban on affirmative action:
California minority-owned and woman-owned businesses have lost $1 billion annually in public contracts.
The number of women and Latinos employed by the State of California has decreased significantly in comparison to population growth.
Black and Latino student enrollment has declined across the UC system, shutting off access to life-changing opportunities, reducing the odds of earning a degree and depressing wages.
For more information on Proposition 16, please visit the Prop 16 page on the California State PTA website.
Click the image below to watch a short video made by Shereen Walter, our Director of Legislation, and Carol Kocivar, our Legislative Advocate, about why PTA supports Propositions 15 and 16: