Working Partnerships USA

Reform Proposition 13: Put schools and communities first

Join the campaign to restore $11 billion for schools, community colleges and other neighborhood services by closing California's most brazen commercial property tax loophole, and making billionaires and major corporations pay their fair share

In 1978, an underhanded tax law was passed to let major corporations get away with paying artificially low commercial property taxes. Forty years later, this brazen tax loophole has drained our state's finances and deteriorated our public services.

California's schools, health clinics, parks and other vital services have all suffered. Our public education used to be the best in the nation – now it is among the worst. The money has instead been pocketed by major multinational corporations. By 2019, this loophole will cost Santa Clara County alone over $1 billion per year.

This year we can do something about it. California voters will have the chance to finally close this loophole – but first we need to gather 900,000 signatures statewide.

Every single signature we can get helps us towards our goal of a state with a world-class public education system and better health clinics, roads, parks, libraries and homeless services. 

Join us to help us gather the signatures we need to allow ordinary Californians the opportunity to finally put a stop to nearly 40 years of deteriorating schools and public services.