Yesterday, in voting booths throughout California, dark money lost out to higher ideals, and Californians like you said that we all benefit when there is opportunity for all.
It's a good day for our values. Voters took a stand for progressive taxation, shared investment in the common good, support for middle-class workers and the unions that speak out for them, and sane criminal justice reform. The results matched 7 of our 8 recommendations in our voter guide.
You did that! You went door to door, you phone-banked, organized your friends, donated, shared our voter guide far and wide, and showed your support on our Voices for Prop 30 tumblr. Most importantly – you voted!
As part of the Reclaim California’s Future Coalition, we helped organize the largest community-led voter mobilization effort on taxes in the state’s recent history, diversifying the electorate and identifying 465,000 new and infrequent voters in support of Prop 30.
When we became Bend the Arc, we committed to helping build a movement to create a more just and fair America. Yesterday’s victories are what that movement looks like.
Together, we’re just getting started.
Eric Greene & Susan Lubeck
Southern California Regional Director Bay Area Regional Director