Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Urgent: Special Needs and Prop 30, The Critical Connection
FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL KIDS WILL BE HIT HARDEST, AND NOT JUST AT SCHOOL! IF PROP 30 DOES NOT PASS IT WILL TRIGGER 6 BILLION DOLLAR REDUCTION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES BUDGET.
My family and thousands more depend on regional center services - who’s funding has been systematically cut for the past 10 years – further reductions could destroy the supports we rely on resulting unthinkable consequences.
Vote yes on Prop 30. Don’t just take my word for it please read for yourself - WHY NORTH LOS ANGELES COUNTY REGIONAL CENTER (NCRC) SUPPORTS PROPOSITION 30
Saves $50 Million Mid-Year Cut to Regional Center System
North Los Angeles County Regional Center (NLACRC) is a nonprofit agency that provides services and support to more than 19,000 people with developmental disabilities and their families. NLACRC supports Proposition 30, which will raise several billions of dollars to help balance the state budget,and avoid massive cuts to the developmental disability service system, education, and other critical programs.
If Proposition 30 does not pass, the Governor’s budget plan will enact a “trigger cut” of over $6 billion dollars including a $50 million mid-year cut (equivalent to a $100 million loss over a full fiscal-year) to be imposed on the California Department of Developmental Services. Next year a full $100 million reduction would also be imposed. Other programs such as adult education and health care services face funding cuts that would add to the negative impact on people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Proposition 30 creates two temporary tax changes: an increase for the next seven years of 1% to 3% for the top income earners making over $250,000, and an increase in the sales tax by 1/4TH of one percent for the next four years. These taxes will help increase funding for K-12 schools and community colleges. Proposition 30 will also provide a constitutionally protected source of state revenue for local public safety and health and human services programs.
Join many others in voting YES on Proposition 30 including:
Association of Regional Center Agencies, California Nurses Association, Disability Rights California, California State Council of Service Employees (SEIU), the American Federation of Teachers, and other organizations that serve California’s most vulnerable population.