During the special election, I had the opportunity to work with the SEIU state council to reject the Governor’s crazy Prop 1A. Even after the election, they, along with other coalition partners, have been working to fight the Governor’s talking points of cuts-only budget. The coalition presented facts showing that Californians do not want the drastic cuts that Arnold was claiming they did. In fact, they are willing to raise a bit of revenue. But, there is always another fight in this budget mess.
Today they released a new TV ad along with a website, CommonSenseForCA.org. This message needs to go out far and wide: A Cuts-only budget is not acceptable. It is not acceptable to be last in the nation in education spending or to slash HIV/AIDS funding. It is not ok to take away Health Families coverage. There are options available to us, options that are supported by wide majorities of the state.
As the ad says, the Legislature and the Governor need to apply some common sense before they set the state back any further.
UPDATE: Apparently SEIU will be spending a million bucks to air this around the state. Well, that will bring some attention. SacBee.