CFA Board of Directors endorses Proposition 30 extension

April 20, 2016—It’s signature gathering season, and CFA is encouraging voters to sign an important ballot measure that would result in critical education funding for K-12 and community colleges.

Last week, the CFA Board of Directors voted to endorse “The Children’s’ Education and Health Care Protection Act of 2016,” a new ballot initiative that is an extension of Proposition 30.

CFA and its affiliate unions — SEIU California and CTA — are currently collecting signatures to qualify the initiative for the ballot. Prop. 30, which was passed by voters four years ago, is due to expire. The new initiative would extend the upper income earner income tax portion of the Prop.30 initiative (not the sales tax).

“It has been great to see pre-K-12, Educational Support Professionals, and higher education CTA members walking our campuses together to gather signatures to qualify the Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act for the November ballot,” said Susan Green, CFA Treasurer and District Q Director for CTA. “We are stronger when we stand together. Just as non-higher ed members were willing to strike with us as sisters and brothers in the house of Labor, we were excited in turn to collect signatures for something that would directly benefit our K-12 and Community College allies, and indirectly the CSU.”

While the initiative does not include funds for the CSU, if the measure does not pass, there could be a significant hole in the state general fund leaving less money available that could go to the CSU.

Click here to learn more about the initiative.