Join us in the fight to protect schools, jobs, and quality services.
In every district in the state, parents, teachers, and students are working to protect their schools. With budget cuts piled on top of budget cuts, it’s getting increasingly difficult to provide a good education for our next generation.
The reason for this crisis is simple: As a state, we’re not funding our schools at even an adequate level. And it’s not that we don’t have the resources, it’s that we’re choosing to give away the money through an ever-increasing list of tax breaks and loopholes.
Even while state leaders have cut funding for our schools and other basic priorities, the amount of money the state is projected to give away through tax breaks increased by a whopping $3.4 billion.
In the last full legislative session, state lawmakers voted to give away $93 million in new tax breaks to corporations, and then another $75 million to real estate investors.
If we’re serious about reinvesting in our schools, senior care, and other basic services, the first thing we should do is stop making things worse by giving away tax breaks to corporations and households who don’t need them.
The first step is to reform the corporate kicker so that we’re putting money into our K-12 schools, instead of sending it to large, out-of-state corporations. That’s why we’re putting the Corporate Kicker for K-12 measure on the November ballot.
“I provide care for seven children in the Medford area so that their parents can work and provide for themselves. I am supporting the initiative to repeal the “corporate tax kicker” so valuable tax dollars can help out working families rather than line the pockets of some CEOs at an out-of-state corporation. Please join me in supporting Corporate Kicker for K-12 in the months to come.”
—Kim Cole, Child care provider