With California leading the nation in tuition increases after years of cuts, thousands of students, teachers, parents, and workers kicked off a week of actions, rallies and events to make the 1% pay to refund education, jobs, essential services, and a better future for the next generation.
The Occupy Education week kicked off on March 1st with over 30 on-campus actions across the state and will culminate on March 5th when thousands of activists will descend on Sacramento to Occupy the Capitol. Additionally, dozens of activists launched a 99 Mile March from Oakland to Sacramento.
As reported by the AP, "The protesters are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to reject any budget deal that includes higher education cuts or tuition increases. They also want the governor to support a ballot measure that would raise taxes on millionaires to pay for education and social services."
We'll see you on March 5!
For more info on the millionaires tax, please visit: http://www.millionairestaxca.com
The Millionaires Tax of 2012 is a ballot initiative proposal for the November 2012 election that asks the richest Californians to pay their fair share to help fund public education and vital public services.
Today’s announcement of a multi-state mortgage servicing settlement must be the first, not final, step to providing restitution for families who were devastated by the reckless banking practices that crashed our economy. NOTE: If you want help determining if you are eligible, fill out ACCE's tell your story link
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Thousands of students, parents, teachers, and workers will flood into Sacramento on Monday, March 5th. How long we stay will be up to you.
Join us to demand that Wall St. and the 1% pay to refund education, jobs, and essential services!
10 am - Mass March * Location TBA
11 am - Rally at the Capitol Building
12:30 pm - Lunch at the Capitol Building
1:30 pm - March on Wall St. lobbyists from the Capitol building
4 pm to ? - General Assembly and Speakout! at the Capitol Building