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YES on 30 and 38: All children deserve quality public education

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So much is at stake for children and public schools tomorrow. Please read below and forward to your California friends and family.

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After years of deep cuts to education, we have a chance to increase revenue and slow down the reduction of funding for our students by voting YES on Proposition 30 and Proposition 38. Our students desperately need additional resources - California is 47th out of 50 states in per-pupil spending. This is clearly unacceptable and needs to change.

Supporting both Prop 30 and Prop 38 is the best way to ensure schools get the most funding possible.

But as I write this, both propositions are polling at less than 50 percent and in danger of failing.

The failure of both Proposition 30 and 38 would be devastating news. If voters fail to pass Prop 30, Oakland's schools will lose $20 million. If Prop 38 passes, Oakland schools stand to gain $48 million in 2013 alone, with more each year for the next 12 years.

As you formulate your opinion this election, I'd like to point you towards some useful information for both Proposition 30 and 38.

Click here for information on Proposition 30 and here for information on Proposition 38 from the California Legislative Analyst Office's website. We would also encourage you to check out our 2012 Education Voter Guide for further analysis.

Please VOTE YES on PROPOSITIONS 30 and 38. 

It is so crucial we vote to support our students, and pass both Props 30 and 38 tomorrow.

Join GO in voting YES for Education on November 6th.

Don't forget to VOTE YES on MEASURE J to ensure safe, healthy, technology-equipped Oakland school facilities!

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