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Calling California home means sharing in the responsibility of creating strong communities and ensuring every child, family, and adult can be healthy and thrive. Like most Californians, we want quality education for our kids, rapid emergency response to keep us safe, access to affordable healthcare, and opportunities to broaden economic security and create wealth for more of our family members, friends, and neighbors.

To do this, California needs an equitable revenue system that better distributes our state’s wealth and resources to help individuals and families who face systemic barriers and are blocked from the opportunity to thrive in our state.

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Californians with the lowest incomes pay a larger share of income in taxes.

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California policymakers can make the tax and revenue system more equitable.

Our tax code benefits white Californians who are more likely to be homeowners, have access to employer-sponsored retirement plans, and have the financial means to invest in assets like retirement, stocks, and savings. This is at the expense of Black, Latinx, and other people of color who face systemic barriers to these wealth-generating activities and therefore don’t have the opportunity to benefit from a tax code that favors the wealthy.

Instead of rewarding the already wealthy, we should prioritize meeting the needs of Californians with low incomes and raise the revenue needed to expand economic security for all Californians.

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