Both Propositions 30 and 38 will raise taxes to fund education. But they do so in different ways. What I find interesting is that the groups behind them are campaigning against each other. Unless something changes I do not expect either to pass.
Click on continue reading for an email from the supporters of Proposition 30 asking supporters to contact PTA leaders that support Proposition 38.
Will you be voting for either?
Dear Supporter, We need your help today - please contact the PTA and tell them they need to stop their negative campaign against Prop. 30.
Gov. Jerry Brown is leading a positive, grassroots campaign that asks Californians to take a stand against further school cuts by supporting Prop. 30.
Right now, the voters are with us. They know we can't keep cutting our schools and expect our economy to grow.
Unfortunately the Prop. 38 campaign has pursued a different path, signaling their intent to run a harsh and negative campaign even if it means neither Prop. 30 nor their measure prevails.
We should all agree that the worst outcome for our kids is another $6 billion hit to our schools when we will face a shorter school year, more teachers laid off, and more tuition hikes on university students when their families are still struggling to stay afloat.
Senators Feinstein, Boxer and legislative leaders have called on both campaigns to adopt a Positive Campaign Compact.
We already accepted.
But in a letter today, the State PTA refused to commit to these most basic rules: to "refrain from attacking or referring to" our campaign in "all advertisements, public statements and voter contact materials."
Will you contact your local PTA and ask them to join the Positive Campaign Compact?
It's fine to have different views about a solution, but the worst outcome for our kids would be a negative campaign that results in both measures losing, and our schools and colleges taking another $6 billion cut this year.
As Senators Feinstein and Boxer said, "Let's allow each initiative to stand on its positive merits, and let's all stand together to do what's right for our kids."
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