The Occupy Education Northern California General Assembly voted on Saturday, March 17 to stand by the Millionaires Tax and keep gathering signatures to put the tax initiative on the November ballot.
The so-called “compromise” pushed by Governor Brown is a ploy to prevent the Millionaires Tax from getting on the ballot. There is no guarantee that the signatures for the “compromise” can be collected in time. Jerry Brown continues to collect signatures for his original proposal. We too must continue our campaign.
The Millionaires Tax has galvanized thousands of students, teachers, workers, and community members to build a historic mass movement capable of transforming our state. The 1% are on the defensive, now is not the time to back down!
We are committed to continuing signature gathering and fundraising to ensure that the Millionaires Tax gets on the ballot and wins in November.