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Students organize to protest debt slavery. Join us in Sacramento March 5.    
Sign the Petition. Support the Millionaires Tax.
The Basics of the Millionaires Tax
What is it? A statewide ballot measure that asks Californians who make over $1 million per year to pay a little bit more to invest in California after years of devastating cuts.

 Why do we need it? Since 2008, budget cuts have led to big increases in K-12 class sizes, nearly a doubling of community and state college tuition, and billions in cuts to essential services for children and seniors.
What does it do? It asks those making more than $1 million a year in personal income to pay their fair share in taxes so we can raise an estimated $6 billion to begin:
•    re-hiring laid off teachers to reduce class sizes,
•    restoring college classes and student services,
•    restoring cuts to essential services for children, seniors, and people who are disabled,
•    re-hiring laid off emergency responders,
•    and creating jobs by repairing roads and bridges.
Who is behind it?
A coalition of educators, parents, and community groups working together to restore California's middle class. California Federation of Teaches, Move on., CNA, Others. See details at

Young Democratic Socialists  mobilized  to participate in protests during National Student Debt Week, Feb.27- March 5,  in California and across the country.  
Cornel West wants you to join the Week of Action.

Student debt exceeded $1 Trillion in 2011- exceeding even U.S. credit card debt.  For too many students access to college is being closed by  unsustainable debt  burdens. College tuition and fees have quadrupled fro 1982- 2007, far exceeding the rate of inflation.  Deregulation of the finance industry, particularly student loans, budget cuts to higher education, threats to privatize programs in  public colleges and universities, and the recession and loss of career and job opportunities  for the young  have created a crisis for thousands of students.
The week of educational events and forums, leading to protests and possible occupations on March 5 is co sponsored by  YDS and numerous other campus groups.  
More information:
Young Democratic Socialists is the campus section of Democratic Socialists of America.  You can contact YDS at 212-727-8610.
Sacramento DSA.
Rally at the Capitol. West Steps.  11 AM.
Rally at the Capitol. North Steps   5:30 PM.
Yes, the two rallies are confusing.  Different groups planned them.  They have different supporters.  The 11 AM rally is mostly student organized and focuses on education funding.  Occupy groups will be joining.
The 5:30 rally is mostly labor organized. ( So people can attend after work).

Originally posted to dcampbell on Sun Mar 04, 2012 at 03:58 PM PST.

Also republished by California politics, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, Progressive Hippie, and Occupy Wall Street.

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