Reclaim California's Future is a broad coalition of community groups, faith based organizations, educators, and unions committed to restoring critical funding for schools and services and to rebuilding the state’s crumbling roads, bridges, and economy.
Find a full list of our supporters and endorsers here.
Our plan is to deliver the margin of victory for Prop 30 by educating and inspiring infrequent voters to vote on Election Day. Since the battle will be close, we plan to turn out 3-5% of the winning vote for Prop 30 -- which represents 250,000 ballots cast -- through a sustained, systematic and powerful statewide field campaign in 23 Counties.
This broad coalition represents some of the most dynamic community and worker organizations in California, who work to strengthen democracy by organizing more Californians into the decision-making process. Our constituencies include Asian American, Latino and African American families, young people, immigrants, low-income residents, faith voters, online progressive voters, and activists.
Steering committee members include: Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Action Fund, Asian Pacific Environmental Network Action (APEN Action), California Calls Action Fund, California Federation of Teachers, California Partnership, Courage Campaign, Mobilize the Immigrant Vote Action Fund, PICO California, and SEIU 1021.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What does Prop 30 do?
- Raises $6-9 billion in new revenue each year, mostly through a small increase in income tax on the wealthiest Californians: 1% on households making $500,000 or more a year, 2% on households making $600,000 a year, and 3% on households making $1 million or more a year.
- Protects funding for K-14 education and early childhood, and frees up as much as $5.6 billion in general fund dollars to restore cuts to higher education, healthcare, childcare, and other critical services.
- Raises the sales tax by one-quarter of a cent for just four years, which amounts to a penny more on a $4.00 cheeseburger.
- Guarantees funding to local counties for public safety and vital services.
Why support Prop 30?
- It will stop another $6 billion in cuts to California schools this year. After years of cuts, our schools still face a $6 billion dollar budget deficit. If we do nothing, the cuts will get deeper. Prop. 30 stops the cuts, provides billions in new funding for our schools starting this year -- supporting everything from smaller class sizes to afterschool programs.
- All new revenue is temporary: Prop. 30’s taxes are temporary, and the initiative cannot be modified without a vote of the people of California. The very highest earners will pay more for seven years. The sales tax provision will be in effect for four years.
- Prop. 30 establishes a guarantee for public safety funding in our state’s constitution, where it can’t be touched without voter approval. This will keep cops on the street and save the state billions in prison costs over the long term.
- Families making below $500,000 a year will pay no additional income taxes.
- Prop. 30 funding is subject to an independent audit every year to ensure it is being spent only for schools and public safety. The audit will be open to the public so that voters and parents know that the funds are being spent properly.