SOURCE ALERT: California Calls Experts Available to Comment on State Budget, Tax Reform, Civic Engagement & Critical Social Issues

Los Angeles – California Calls, a statewide alliance of 31 organizations organized around tax and fiscal policy reform, has a number of experts available to speak to reporters regarding tax-related issues, the ongoing state budget discussions, and policies which have an impact on the alliance’s base of supporters – poor, working class families, communities of color, immigrants and young people.

The alliance and its allies turned out half-a-million infrequent and unlikely voters in 2012, a mobilization credited with providing the margin of victory for the Prop 30 initiative which raises taxes on incomes over $250,000 and increased the sales tax by .25 percent. California Calls is now focused on exploring other revenue generating measures that can help to restore the billions that have been slashed from education, health and human services over the last decade, including reforming the commercial property tax system, closing corporate tax loopholes and other proposals.