Close California's Massive Corporate Tax Loophole

The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2018 will restore over $11 billion per year to California’s schools, community colleges, health clinics, and other vital local services.

We can no longer afford to keep giving billions of dollars in tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations. The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2018 will restore over $11 billion per year for schools, community colleges, and other vital community services, including emergency responder services, parks, libraries, health clinics, trauma centers, affordable housing, homeless services, and roads by closing California’s commercial property tax loophole.

The ACLU SoCal has long supported reforming the commercial property tax side of Prop. 13 as part of our fight for economic security and opportunity. That’s why we’re continuing to partner with groups like the League of Women Voters of California, PICO California, California Calls, Advancement Project California, Evolve California, Common Sense Kids Action, Alliance San Diego, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of California (CHIRLA), and the California Federation of Teachers to fund California schools and local services by closing the Corporate Property Tax Loophole in Proposition 13 while continuing to guarantee protections for homeowners, residential renters, agricultural land, and small businesses.

Join us as we take this critical fight to the ballot this November. Help us continue building the momentum and find out how you can get involved below:



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