Proposition 55 (2016)

Issue Overview

Vote YES on Proposition 55

Proposition 55, the California Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act, would accomplish many things for education in California, including:

  • Generate an estimated $4 billion to $9 billion in revenue each year to public schools in the state.
  • Allow the regressive sales tax portion of a 2012 initiative to expire, providing a tax cut for millions of working Californians.
  • Extend current income tax rates on the wealthiest Californians for 12 more years, directing 89% of its revenues to K-12 education and 11% to the state’s community colleges.
  • Help protect funding for public higher education in California. Prop 55 would free up money in the General Fund for other needs, such as funding for the California State University system and other vital services. 

Help all of our students thrive — vote YES on Prop 55!

Paid for by the California Faculty Association Political Issues Committee.