Schools and Communities First is a ballot measure that would reclaim $12 billion a year for schools and public resources, making sure that shady corporations pay their fair share.

Right now we are collecting signatures from voters across California to qualify Schools and Communities First for the ballot. And stories like Karen’s help us demonstrate why funding for our schools and community services is so important.

Did education make a big difference in your life or the lives of those you care about? What about community services, like health clinics, parks, and your local library?

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