Positive momentum is gaining in the No on Proposition 32 campaign, including a Los Angeles Times poll showing voters are ready to reject the Nov. 6 ballot measure that would undermine the political voice of educators in advocating for schools and students.
In the Dornsife/LAT poll, 44 percent of those surveyed said they opposed Prop. 32, with just 36 percent supporting the measure.
ACSA opposes Proposition 32 – commonly referred to as the Special Exemptions Act – because it prohibits ACSA members and other educators from voluntarily contributing to political campaigns, even with written permission, while billionaires could continue to contribute unlimited amounts of money to secretive political action committees.
ACSA maintains that instead of creating a level playing field, Prop. 32 would create special exemptions for corporate special interests and billionaires, giving them even more political power to write their own set of rules, while cutting educators out of the political process.
The L.A. Times poll found opposition grew to the initiative when respondents heard arguments made by both proponents and opponents.
The public is hearing the facts in the argument that labor would lose its voice if voluntary contributions via payroll deduction are outlawed. Big corporations don’t use that format, and would continue to funnel money into super PACs, and individual billionaires would gain even more clout with their direct checkbook method of campaign funding.
Find No on Prop. 32 resources online at www.acsa.org/NoOn32.