California Educator

August/September 2020

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Election 2020 Vote in support of public education, students and educators I N T H I S Y E A R ' S general election, our lives and our future are at stake. It's clear we must help pass initiatives and elect lawmakers who support public education, students, educators and our communities. We must elect candidates and vote on propositions that advance equity and increase racial and social justice in our schools and communities. It's going to take all of us working together to win — your vote makes a difference! On these pages are our 2020 initiative recommendations. CTA makes recommendations on candidates and issues based on a transparent, democratic process (see sidebar). Check for a frequently updated list of recommendations, and find your personalized voter guide. YES ON PROP. 16: End the Ban on Affirmative Action T H E R E H A S N E V E R been a more critical time to reinstate equal opportunity as we chart a path forward to a stronger economic future for women and communities of color, and a California where Black Lives Matter and our systems are just. Pass Prop. 16 to: • Ensure we can provide oppor- tunity for good jobs, good wages, and quality schools for everyone • Give everyone — no matter their racial or gender identity, or sexual orientation — an equal shot at success • Start to fix wage discrimination (in 2020, women in Cali- fornia still earn only 80 cents for every dollar a man earns; women of color make significantly less) Learn more at T O O M A N Y R E S O U R C E S are invested in the lucra- tive prison-industrial complex that should instead be spent on rehabilitative/restor- ative programs in public schools. Prop. 20 adds crimes to the list of violent felonies banning early parole; recategorizes certain theft and fraud crimes from misdemeanor to felony; and requires DNA collection for certain misdemean- ors. Join California educators to ensure social and racial justice permeate our governmental systems and structures. Our students and communities deserve an equal opportunity and fair opportunity. Learn more at NO ON PROP. 20: Early Release Rollback 42 Advocacy

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