Tired of the never-ending cycle of funding cuts and tuition hikes? Tuition has doubled since 2008, yet students and workers face $2.5 billion more in cuts to public education. BUT we can stop them.
There’s an alternative: Make the big banks, corporations and millionaires in our state pay their fair share. We didn’t cause the economic crisis—they did. It’s time for them to take responsibility and pay their share—to stop cuts to higher education, restore needed state revenue and improve the economy for all Californians. That’s why we asking the 50 corporate elite that sit on the boards of California's public colleges and universities to sign the ReFund California pledge to make Wall Street pay for refunding public education.
We hear it every day. There’s no more money. No money to keep college affordable, keep our senior centers open, pay our teachers, or help struggling communities. But there is an alternative: Make Wall Street corporations and super-rich pay, including those who sit on our schools and universities’ boards.
That’s why on 16th we demand California’s education leaders pledge to support to fund public education by supporting taxes on Wall Street banks and California’s super-rich in 2012. On Nov 16th, tell banks and UC and CSU leaders: We already paid!