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City Leaders, Firefighters, Labor and Community Groups Rally Against Destructive “Taxpayer Deception

“Working people won’t be fooled. We know the truth: the Taxpayer Deception Act harms working families in the South Bay while lining the pockets of mega-landlords and real estate corporations, said Maria Noel Fernandez, Executive Director, Working Partnerships USA. “That’s why more than 600 organizations powered by working people, environmental advocates, local governments and community groups all say vote NO on the Taxpayer Deception Act”

May
22
2024
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California Democratic Party Sounds the Alarm on Dangerous “Taxpayer Deception Act;” Urges NO Vote on

The California Democratic Party, representing 10 million Democratic voters across the state, this weekend endorsed a NO vote on the Taxpayer Deception Act – a dangerous initiative slated for the November ballot.

Rusty Hicks, Chair of the California Democratic Party said, “The Taxpayer Deception Act is an undemocratic and unfair attack on California taxpayers, funded by a few extremely wealthy real estate developers and landlords who don’t want to pay their fair share.

May
19
2024
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CalSTRS Board Opposes Taxpayer Deception Act 

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System, the largest teachers’ retirement system in the nation and the nation’s second largest pension fund, voted on Thursday to oppose the Taxpayer Deception Act,an initiative placed on the ballot by wealthy real estate developers and landlords through the California Business Roundtable and the California Business Properties Association.

May
2
2024
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CalPERS, Nation’s Largest Pension Fund,
Officially Opposes “Reckless” Taxpayer Deception Act 

The California Public Employee Retirement System Board officially voted on Wednesday to oppose the Taxpayer Deception Act, a misguided ballot measure placed on the November 2024 ballot by corporations and big real estate companies through the California Business Roundtable (CBRT) and California Business Properties Association.

Mar
20
2024
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Broad Coalition Representing Millions Sounds the Alarm on Dangerous Taxpayer Deception

Counties, cities, special districts, labor groups and community organizations representing millions of Californians across the state are calling out the California Business Roundtable’s deceptively titled “Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act,” slated for the November 2024 ballot. 

Mar
13
2024
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Open letter to the California Business Roundtable

Governor Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders signed an open letter to the California Business Roundtable’s corporate board members, leaders and funders, demanding they remove their support and oppose this dangerous measure.

Feb
11
2024
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Coalition Vows to Protect Voters & Vital Local Services from Deceptive Corporate Ballot Measure

Today the Alliance for a Better California, League of California Cities, California State Association of Counties, California Special Districts Association, California Alliance for Jobs and the Contract Cities Association joined together to announce strong opposition to the deceptive ballot measure sponsored by the California Business Roundtable (CBRT), the lobbying arm of the largest and wealthiest corporations in California. 

Feb
1
2023