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Governor Jerry Brown

The Commonwealth Club

Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

Governor Jerry Brown

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Standard nonmember Sold Out Ended $25.00 $0.00
Standard Commonwealth Club member Sold Out Ended $15.00 $0.00
Premium nonmember Sold Out Ended $45.00 $0.00
Premium Commonwealth Club member Sold Out Ended $30.00 $0.00
Library seating Sold Out Ended $10.00 $0.00

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Thu, Nov 1 2012 - 12:00pm Governor Jerry Brown

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The California Dream was built on a system of public schools and colleges that gave every Californian access to the education needed to get ahead. Gov. Jerry Brown is pushing hard for Prop. 30 because he says “we can’t keep cutting our schools and still keep the economy strong for the next generation.” In the last four years alone, California schools have been hit with $20 billion in cuts, over 30,000 fewer teachers and class sizes that are among the largest in the country. Brown says his Prop. 30 stops the cuts, stops the steep tuition hikes, and invests in our schools and colleges to prepare the next generation for the jobs of the future. To protect schools and invest in the future, Prop. 30. Prop. 30 asks California’s wealthiest to pay a little more so that the middle class doesn’t have to bear the burden; families making below $500,000 a year will pay no additional income taxes, and the sales tax will be established at a level lower than it was last year. 

The governor says that Prop. 30 protects taxpayers with tough accountability measures: all new revenues are put into a dedicated account that Sacramento politicians can't touch, and Prop. 30 requires annual audits posted online for everyone to see. Rejection of Prop. 30 would trigger $6 billion in state spending cuts on January 1, mostly from K-12 schools, which would be authorized to cut short their school year. Additionally, there would be a 5 percent tuition hike at the California State University system, 20 percent tuition hikes at the University of California, and a reduction in funding to community colleges.

Governor Brown has said,"There are a lot of people who I am confident will vote 'yes' if they get the facts.” Come hear the governor up close – and bring your questions.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11 a.m. check-in; noon program
Price: $25 standard, $15 members; Premium (seating in first rows) $45 standard,$30 members
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The Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94104

Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PDT)


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