Prop 55 endorser Danny Glover, SFSU alum, sends video message

As campaigning for and against the many November 8 ballot measures heats up, San Francisco State graduate and celebrated actor Danny Glover has released a video urging Californian’s to vote Yes on Prop 55.

“We’re committed to helping our kids thrive,” says Glover. “And that means voting yes on Prop 55.”

Glover joins a growing cohort of Prop 55 endorsers including the editorial boards of the San Jose Mercury News, Fresno Bee, and Sacramento Bee.

Around the California State University, in addition to CFA, the California State University Employees Union has endorsed Prop 55, along with the CSU Board of Trustees (see page 8 of PDF at link), the statewide CSU Academic Senate, and the California State Student Association.

The hundreds of other endorsers of 55 include the California Teachers Association, State Controller Betty Yee, State Treasurer John Chiang, and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Campaign for College Opportunity, and the ACLU of California.

Proposition 55 is particularly important to the CSU since it would free up money in the state’s General Fund, which is the source of the CSU’s state funding. If Prop. 55 fails, the loss to the General Fund means CSU could suffer a $250 million cut to its base budget.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CASE FOR PROP 55: See news site Capital & Main’s in-depth analysis of the impact of the current tax on high incomes, which Prop 55 continues, on education and other essential services.