Who is Refund California?
Refund California is a combination of concerned community members, students, faith leaders and various organization throughout California who are intent on rebuilding the Californian economy by engaging in campaigns designed to bring about the necessary changes to do so. They are committed to doing this by exposing the unjust state of California’s economy.
Refund California’s major campaign goals
As California was the worst hit by the Wall Street crash of 2008 it affected the hike of tuition fees that came in as the highest in the country. With student tuition fees almost doubling since the crash of 2008. The budget cuts to public services also saw the driving up day to day expenditure even higher for families, students and the working class.
The Refund California movement took on a pledge to the Californian people whereby with their help, they would lobby to:
- To get at least a 2% tax increase for the top 1% of the wealthiest Californian’s
- Change the way commercial property is being taxed to bring it into an equal bracket as other small businesses, startups and other paying market value property taxes
- To find solutions and implement a plan to solve the housing crisis
- Reverse cuts to essential services and education
Refund California is the movement, along with other acclaimed movements, are fighting back against these budget cuts and seeking alternative means to the sourcing of funding for vital services, healthcare and educational programs.
By closing various loopholes such as the Property 13 reform, increasing the wealthy taxes and putting a tax on Gas and Oil extraction California would be well on it’s way to rebuilding and working towards a tax system that is not only beneficial to the state but also makes it a fairer system for all Californians.
Movements such as Refund California and their associated organization work tirelessly making an effort to spread the wealth that is to be found in California in a way that benefits all Californians and rebuilds their economy to the state it once was.
If you are interested in finding out more about the various movements intent on bringing about changes to the state you can contact the various movement such as ACCE Action, ACCE Institute and Refund California.
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