Dear Sharon,
The California Dream was built on a strong system of public schools and colleges that gave every Californian access to the education they needed to succeed.

But now, California’s public education system is at a breaking point.

Our state’s class sizes are amongst the largest in the country, and we continue to hurt our students by making cuts: Over the last fours years we cut $20,000,000 from our schools, and laid off more than 30,000 educators.

We can’t continue cutting our schools and still keep the economy strong for the next generation. That is why I introduced Proposition 30.

Proposition 30 will temporarily increase the income tax for the highest earners in California—families making more than $500,000 a year---and it will lower sales tax to a rate that is less than it was last year.

If passed, Prop 30 will increase funding for every part of our educational system, and provide enough money to avoid yet another tuition hike.

But Prop 30 can’t become a law without your support. So will you join me and sign our pledge to vote for Propositions 30 this November?

As someone who has attended one of California’s public universities, I know how much public education means. It cultivates the talent of the students in our state, and for many it is the only affordable option for higher education.

Let me be clear: Proposition 30 is the only measure on the November ballot that stops the cuts to education and invests in our schools and colleges starting this year so we can prepare the next generation for the jobs of the future.

If passed, Prop 30 will help reduce billions in future prison costs through realigning control to the local level while helping pay down California’s debt.

Fixing our educational system is the first step to so many other reforms that will help the state of California. So please, join me and sign our pledge to vote for Proposition 30 now.

The fate of our educational system is in the hands of voters like you, and I know we can all unite to fight for a California with well-funded schools.

Thank you your support.

Governor Jerry Brown
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