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The Unions, the Millionaires Tax, and the Road to Success (tags)

This winter the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) sent tremors of hope through its ranks by announcing it was going to spearhead an attempt to place an initiative on the California ballot — appropriately called the “Millionaires Tax” — that would raise taxes only on millionaires (3 percent on those making more than $1 million; 5 percent on those making more than $2 million).

Education crisis in California (tags)

After several years of continuous budget cuts, California’s schools are in dire straits. The state superintendent of public instruction, Tom Torlakson, went so far as to call it a “state of financial emergency.” Newly re-elected Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget, however, includes widespread cuts to higher education and social services in an attempt to close the $25.4 billion deficit. Inequality in California is so staggering that the wealth of the richest Californian, Lawrence Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, estimated at $27 billion, would eliminate the entire state deficit.

Dems and Reps Unite for Cuts (tags)

While billionaires get bailed out and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq continue THE BUDGET CRISIS IS A LIE! THERE IS MONEY THE RICH ARE STEALING IT.

ARNOLD SCREWS CALIFORNIA'S CHILDREN! (tags)

The very week the Education Week Quality Counts report gave California a D+ for school funding, the governor proposed budget cuts of $4.8 billion from public education over the next 18 months. Cuts of this size, which includes midyear and across-the-board cuts, can’t happen without suspending Proposition 98, the minimum school funding law.......................................... “The governor’s proposed budget is a giant step backwards for our students,” said CTA President David A. Sanchez. “It’s disappointing and ironic that in the proclaimed ‘year of education’ the governor is talking about cutting billions from our public schools and decimating our minimum funding law. Our students didn’t create this budget crisis and their education shouldn’t be ransomed to solve it.”................................. While it’s clear there are extraordinary budget challenges, it’s also clear that California voters believe our students and public schools should be a top priority. CTA will be closely monitoring the budget situation and will continue to provide updates and calls for action........................................ REJECT THE GOVERNOR'S STATE BUDGET PROPOSAL: http://capwiz.com/nea/ca/state/main/?state=CA ...................................TAKE ACTION: email your lawmaker! http://capwiz.com/nea/ca/state/main/?state=CA

11/5-11/8 Get Out the Vote Weekend, No on 73-78; Yes on 79&80 (tags)

Your help is needed this weekend through election day, November 5 through 8, 2005, to defeat the fascist attack on our state by Nazi Schwarzenegger with his $70 million special election. Voter turnout is crucial to defeating this thug's anti-labor program, Props 73 through 78. Everything from precinct walking to phone banking to putting labels on doorhangers is needed now to push the opponents of Props 73 through 78 to the polls and to urge the absentee voters to complete their ballots and mail them immediately.

10/23-11/8 Phone Banks & Precinct Walks to Defeat Arnold's Props 73-78 (tags)

It is barricades time to defeat Nazi Schwarzenegger's propositions on the California ballot, Props 73 through 78. We need you now, whether or not you are a voter, and regardless of age, to make phone calls and walk precincts 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Schwarzenegger Signs AB 405: Bill Protects Kids from Exposure to Experimental Pesticides (tags)

Kids & Teachers Are NOT Lab Rats!

SCHWARZENEGGER'S DILEMMA: (tags)

Sign A Bill Banning The Use Of Experimental Pesticides In Schools Or Cave In To Chemical Industry Lobbyists

Don't Poison Kids-- Who Couldn't Sign On To That?; (tags)

AB 405 - Stops Experiments on K-12 Kids

TUES. 8/30: Protest Against Schwarzenegger Fundraiser at Anaheim Angels Ballpark (tags)

Registered Nurses from the California Nurses Association (CNA) will sponsor "Nurses & Family Night at the Ballpark" opposite an Arnold Schwarzenegger fundraiser to be held during the Los Angeles Angels-Oakland A's game in Anaheim this Tuesday, August 30. Nurses will be on hand to protest Schwarzenegger's record-setting corporate fundraising and his $80 million special election which contains a variety of propositions that benefit his corporate donor to the detriment of nurses and other Californians.

California Safe Schools Sponsors AB 405 (tags)

Montañez School Pesticide Safety Bill Closer To Governor’s Signature!

A Mom's FYI: Reality Bites (tags)

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So-Cal Teachers to Join Rally in LA May 25 Against Gov. (tags)

Thousands of teachers will join a massive group of concerned citizens next week to protest Governor Schwarzenegger’s broken promises to schools, his attacks on the working people of this state as ''special interests,'' and his impending call for a wasteful $80 million special election.

Wed. 5/25: Thousands of Teachers, Parents, Students Rally to Stop Schwazenegger (tags)

WHAT: The Los Angeles rally is timed to coincide with another huge rally at the Capitol in Sacramento protests Governor Schwazenegger's broken promises tp to schools, his attacks on working people and his special election petition campaign that would waste $80 millon. There will be a special tribute to labor leader Miguel Contreras, who past away earlier this month. WHEN: Wednesday, May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (6th and Olive St.)

Wednes. May 25: LA Mass Mobilization to Stop Schwazenegger (tags)

WHAT: Action Day Wednesday, May 25 Mobilization in Los Angeles Action to coincide with a mass demonstration at the Capitol in Sacramento to stop the Governor Schwazenegger and his special election petition campaign that would ruin public education. WHEN: May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (5th and Olive St.)

Outsider Arnold is fast becoming a Sacramento Insider (tags)

The influence of former California Gov. Pete Wilson (Republican) on Schwarzenegger's team is evident. It is heavy on establishment figures and almost devoid of anyone who has been known to challenge the status quo.

The "special interests" behind Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign (tags)

While Schwarzenegger has criticized Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante for taking money from unions and Indian tribes, the Republican candidate has collected at least $2.5 million from individual donors, attorneys, business interests, venture capitalists and California companies. Some of them employ full-time lobbyists in Sacramento.

A Revolutionary View of the California Recall and Bipartisan Budget Crisis (tags)

Don’t Throw Your Vote Away by Giving It to the Democrats or the Republicans! OUT WITH THEM ALL! DON’T VOTE YES OR NO ON THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNORS RECALL The Recall is a Trap to Make Workers Pay for the Capitalist Crisis! VOTE FOR THE SOCIALIST CANDIDATE C.T. WEBER for GOVERNOR! PEACE & FREEDOM PARTY Organize Now to Build a Workers Party!

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