Tackling Commercial Property Tax Reform

Prop 30 will deliver to California an annual $6 billion boost for the next few years, but it doesn’t solve the state’s chronic budget and fiscal crisis.  One potential source of major new revenue is reforming the commercial property tax provisions of …

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Who is the New California Voter?

California’s Voters are Changing The California Calls’ strategy of ongoing organizing of new and occasional voters is working! In three years, California Calls has built a grassroots base of supporters who had a major impact on the November 2012 election …

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Meet the New Progressives Who Are Getting It Done

By Bill Boyarsky Via Truthdig It sounded like an impossible dream. But the women and men, mostly Latino and African-American, who filled a Los Angeles basement meeting room at a union headquarters weren’t dreamers. They were practical working people who …

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Creating a New Center of Gravity with the Tax on the Top Initiative

On the heels of the tremendous momentum achieved by the Millionaires Tax coalition, an agreement with Governor Brown resulted in a merged revenue-generating measure.  In just four weeks California Calls and our partners collected thousands of signatures to help qualify …

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Tipping the Scales for Progressive Tax Reform

Eight years ago, a state initiative that would have expanded health coverage to a million more Californians — Prop 72 — lost by a razor-thin margin of 180,426 votes out of over 12.6 million votes cast.  It was the closest …

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California Calls Launches Spring Civic Engagement Program

In the middle of whirlwind of ballot measure activity, California Calls initiated its Spring Civic Engagement Program to reach out to more than 90,000 new and occasional voters in key counties, and identify supporters of tax and budget reform.  To …

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The Pressure’s On: 1,000,000 Signatures Needed by May 7th

The new measure requires 807,615 valid signatures to be submitted by May 7th.  We plan to collect as many signatures as possible from members, neighbors, workplaces and college campuses. Without qualifying and passing this initiative in November, California will automatically …

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Demonstrating the Power of Everyday Exceptional People

In the last two weeks, 37 organizations regrouped in Southern California and the Bay Area pivoting plans to support and qualify a ground-breaking compromise initiative to raise billions in new revenue for California, stop draconian cuts to education and services, …

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Building an agenda to reform California

California Calls is proud to announce a developing policy agenda that can raise the necessary funding to close the structural $20 billion revenue shortfall. This developing agenda was crafted through extensive research and a series of collaboration meetings over the …

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Grooming a new generation of leaders: Camp Calls

California Calls’ strategy to inspire a new generation of voters is based on the simple idea that people respond best to people they know – their family, their friends and their neighbors. Deepening the skills and confidence of an army …

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