Over the last month and a half, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the Millionaires Tax Coalition tirelessly collected signatures to qualify the Millionaires Tax initiative for the November 2012 ballot. We and our partners supported this initiative because it was the most progressive tax proposal that wouldn’t cost a single penny for anyone making less than $1 million per year.
Congratulations to Urban Releaf, this years Throw Down for the Town photo winner! They were able to plant 25 trees in North Oakland on August 13th, 2011 thanks, in part, to dozens of girl scout volunteers from Troop 30017. Their winning photo includes one super fabulous girl scout Throwing Down for the Oak-town.
I’ve been having nightmares about the budget cuts and they’re seeping into my daily life (no joke). And it’s not just because I’m an organizer who talks about tax reform. The reality and impact is real!