Members Kick off 2020 Politics Statewide
Building the power necessary to create a California for All


2020 is a hugely important election year for unions, the working class, and the communities in which we live and work. We often say that “politics matter” because they do. It’s more than a candidate or election; we’re fighting to improve our quality of life, from the water we drink and the air we breathe to better schools and vital local services. Standing together, we can make change!

On Nov. 5—exactly one year from Election Day 2020—member leaders from across the state met in our regional offices to launch a comprehensive effort to engage, educate, and empower Local 1000 members to get active over the next year in our political process. Our members are working to build the power necessary to move voters on the issues that matter to us most, and to win.

Our initial objective is gathering signatures for the Schools and Communities First initiative. It would restore more than $12 billion each year by eliminating a 40-year-old corporate tax loophole
that assesses commercial and industrial property at 1978 values, a massive tax giveaway to a fraction of ultra-rich corporate landowners and investors at the expense of homeowners, renters, and small businesses.

It’s time to close the loophole and invest in our future. Members are stepping up to gather 17,000 signatures so that the voters can make a choice to ensure Californians get the world-class schools and neighborhood services commensurate with the 5th largest economy in the world.