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Jul
15
Wed
July Online Briefing on Prop 13 with Joel Fox
Jul 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

On Wednesday, July 15 we’ll be co-hosting a special online briefing.

 

Joel Fox Briefing on “The Attack on Prop. 13: The Split-Roll Initiative” 

​Joel Fox is the Co-Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Fox & Hounds Daily, and former President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. He will be speaking on the benignly titled, “California Tax on Commercial and Industrial Properties for Education and Local Government Funding Initiative,” what others refer to as “the Split-Roll Initiative.”

The California Business Roundtable, California Chamber of Commerce, and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association are taking the lead in the fight against the Split Roll Initiative (bankrolled by the Chan-Zuckerberg Foundation, the California Teachers Association and others in excess of $14 million).  Opponents are reportedly being significantly outspent by proponents.  With businesses and the middle class fleeing tax-and-spend California, the Sacramento Bee reports the dire consequences if the Split Roll Initiative succeeds:

“The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors said the new proposal still “would be the largest tax increase in California ever.” It projects that property taxes could rise by 25 percent for businesses.”

Read more about the ballot measure from the Californians to Save Prop 13 website.

Largest Property Tax Increase In State History An Administrative Nightmare for Local Governments

Those who have signed up in advance can access the video conference via Zoom on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. A link to the meeting will be sent by email. Alternatively, you will be able to dial in to hear the audio.

 

This online briefing is only available to guests who register in advance.

Questions?
Call 848-GO-SPARC (848-467-7272)
or email sparcgop@gmail.com

Aug
19
Wed
August Online Briefing on ACA 5 with Gail Heriot and Lydia Ortega
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

On Wednesday, August 19 we’ll be co-hosting a special online briefing.

 

“The Return of Discrimination? ACA 5 is on the November Ballot”

Is ACA 5 the Return of Discrimination?  SPARC, in partnership with the California Congress of Republicans (“CCR”) and its supporting chapters welcome Lydia Ortega, Ph.D., Chair emeritus of the SJSU Economics Department, and Gail Heriot, Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law and Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

ACA 5, put on the November ballot by the Democrat-controlled Legislature, seeks to strip away the inclusive and meritorious standards set forth by Proposition 209 (also known as the “Civil Rights Initiative”).  Prop 209 eliminated California’s discrimination based on gender or race.  Proposition 209 was heralded by then UC Regent Ward Connelly, approved by a majority of the State’s voters, and upheld by the California Supreme Court in a 6-1 decision.

Data show that ending affirmative action actually benefited minority groups academically.

Republican State Senators are speaking out, including Ling Ling Chang who said of ACA 5, “The answer to discrimination is not more discrimination.”  Senator Pat Bates said, “I cannot in good conscience support a measure that would enshrine into law the soft bigotry of low expectations. ACA 5 would be a step back from achieving Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream where we can be judged by the content of our character instead of the color of our skin. I hope California’s voters will reject the false promise of ACA 5 at the ballot box.”


Those who have signed up in advance can access the video conference via Zoom on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. A link to the meeting will be sent by email. Alternatively, you will be able to dial in to hear the audio.

 

This online briefing is only available to guests who register in advance.

Questions?
Call 848-GO-SPARC (848-467-7272)
or email sparcgop@gmail.com