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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What’s Next for California Calls

It’s been just three years since California Calls began organizing to build a “tipping point” capable of winning progressive tax and fiscal reform. Our progress has been rapid and we are hopeful about the change that’s rising up through California: …

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Local Organizing Turns California’s Demographic Shift into a Political Shift

Weeks of knocking on doors and calling up new and occasional voters paid off when election results showed 80% of the supporters identified by California Calls voted, nine percentage points higher than the state’s overall turnout of 71%. These new and …

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California Calls Countdown: Top 20 Plays of Progressive Change in 2012

Our Brand-New Prop 30 Victory Video Shows How California Calls Made History in 2012 On November 7th, 2012, we won a major tax reform battle and delivered the margin of victory for Prop 30. This was not an accident but …

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California’s Calling: tipping the scales of the change

The victory of Prop 30 was a nail-biting, come-from-behind dash across the finish line, but it pulled through with 54% of the statewide vote. California voters are typically loathe to pass any kind of tax increase. Only one was approved …

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The Next Battle: Amending Prop 13

California Calls has been planning ahead, regardless of whether Prop 30 passes or not. There’s a growing frustration by voters to find real solutions to our perpetual budget crises and a growing recognition that something has to be done. One …

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Largest Community-Labor field program aims to deliver the winning margin on Prop 30

At California Calls, we recognize that a strong progressive movement is critical to restoring the California Dream. That’s why California Calls Action Fund is a proud member of Reclaim California’s Future, the powerful grassroots coalition of educators and community leaders …

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277,260 Pledge to vote Yes on Prop 30 – With more on the way

Final Push to Reach Voters in Every Corner of the State California Calls Action Fund, the 501c4 sister organization of California Calls, is ramping up for its final phase of a massive-get-out the-vote program to deliver the winning margin for …

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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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