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ENDORSEMENTS

Make It Fair is led and supported by a broad, statewide coalition of community, faith and labor organizations who have joined together to address the deep flaws in California’s commercial property tax system.
We support Prop. 13’s important protections for homeowners and renters; unfortunately, some big corporations and wealthy commercial property owners are using loopholes in the law to avoid paying their fair share in taxes and shifting that burden to residential homeowners and small businesses. This means California is losing billions in revenue every year that could be used
to make our communities better places to live and work.

We support the establishment of regular and fair reassessment of commercial and industrial property to market value while protecting small businesses and maintaining Proposition 13 protections for residential properties including homeowners and renters.

We are committed to the following principles:

  • Assess commercial and industrial property at fair market value and close commercial property tax loopholes,
  • Invest the resulting funds ($9 billion a year) in education and neighborhood services we all need and deserve including health access, housing, equity and quality of life;
  • Protect homeowners and renters from any changes,
  • Provide tax relief for small businesses, and
  • Include accountability provisions so new funds are spent appropriately.
K-12, Community College and Education community

Alameda County Board of Education
Alameda USD
Albany USD
Alhambra USD
Arcata School District
Baldwin Park USD
Bassett USD
Belmont-Redwood Shores School District
Bennett Valley Union School District
Berkeley USD
Berryessa Union
Big Sur USD
Bonny Doon Elementary School
Borrego Springs USD
Brentwood Union SD
Brisbane School District
Burlingame School District
Cajon Valley Education Association
Cambrian School District
Campbell Union High School
Canyon Elementary School
Carmel USD
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
City College of San Francisco
Coast Community College District
Dunham Elementary School District
East Side Union H.S.
East Whittier City Schools
El Monte Union
Eureka City School District
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Franklin-McKinley School District
Fremont USD
Future Leaders of America
Garfield School District
Garvey School District
Gilroy USD
Goleta Union School District
Hayward USD
Jefferson Elementary School District
Jefferson Union High School District
Kids First!
Lafayette School District
Lagunita School District
Live Oak School District
Livermore Valley Joint USD
Los Altos School District
Los Angeles USD
Lynwood USD
Manchester Union Elementary School District
Marin Community College District
Meadows Union School District
Menlo Park City Schools
Moorpark Unified School District
Moraga School District
New Start
Novato USD
Nuview Union School District
Oakland USD
Ohlone Community College District
Old Adobe Union School District
Palo Alto USD
Parent Leadership Action Network, Oakland
Parent Voices Oakland
Peralta Community College District
Perris Union High School
Piedmont USD
Pittsburg USD
Pleasanton USD
Portola Valley School District
Ravenswood City School District
Redwood City School District
Rio Hondo Community College
Salinas City Elementary School
San Bruno Park School District
San Carlos School District
San Diego USD
San Francisco USD
San Gabriel USD
San Joaquin Delta College
San Leandro USD
San Mateo Community College District
San Mateo-Foster City School District
San Rafael City Schools
Santa Cruz City Schools
Santa Cruz County Board of Education
Santa Monica-Malibu School District
Saratoga Union School District
Sebastopol Union School District
Sequoia Union High School District
Solana Beach School District
Solano Community College District
Solvang School District
South San Francisco USD
Sunnyvale School District
Sunol Glen USD
Trinidad Union High School
Twin Hills Union School District
UC Student Association (UCSA)
Walnut Creek School District
West Contra Costa USD
West Sonoma Union HS District
Willow Grove Union
Windsor Unified School District
Wiseburn School District

Social Justice, Seniors & Political Organizations

Alliance San Diego
Arinell Pizza
Bakersfield LGBTQ
Baldwin Park Auto Repair Shop
Beach Cities Democratic Club
Brotherhood Crusade
California Association of Foodbanks
California Immigrant Policy Center
California Reinvestment Coalition
Californians for Justice
Causa Justa/Just Cause (CJJC)
Center for Policy Initiatives
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy Action Fund
Century 21 King
Children Defense Fund
Chinese Progressive Association (CPA)
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Coleman Advocates
Communities for a New California (CNC)
Communities for a New California Education Fund
Community Coalition
Culver City Democratic Club
Dolores Huerta Foundation
East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE)
East Bay Asian Youth Center
East Bay Organizing Committee
Ella Baker Center
Fenway Systems, LLC
Filipino Advocates for Justice
Greenbelt Alliance
Greenlining Institute
House Kombucha
Hunger Action Los Angeles
InnerCity Struggle
Jungreis Law
Just Communities
Kern Community Leadership Coalition
Khmer Girls in Action
Kilowatt Bar
Knott’s Family Agency
Korean Resource Center
La Collectiva
Labor Community Strategy Center
Light Designs
Lisa Jacobs Consulting
Merced Organizing Project
Miracle Mile Democratic Club
Moe’s Books
Movement Generation
Movement Strategy Center
Mujeres Unidas y Activas
National Brotherhood Association
New York Life
Novelas Educativas
Oakland Community Organizations
Oakland Rising
Partnership for Advancement of New Americans
People Acting in Community Together
People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights
Potrero Hill Democratic Club
Prevention Institute
Promesa Boyle Heights
Prudential California Realty
Public Advocates
Random Walk Picture Show
Reason Ventures
Resources for Independent Living
Retired American Baptist Clergy
Richmond Progressive Alliance
Ritchie Commercial
RYSE Youth Center – Richmond
San Fernando Valley LGBT Community Center
San Francisco Rising (SFR)
San Francisco Rising Action Fund
San Pedro Democratic Club
Services Immigrant Rights and Education Network
Sian Ka’an Mayan Cuisine
Social Justice Leadership Institute
South of Market Community Action Network
Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE)
Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE)
Sweetser & Newman Realty Advisors
Tom Jue & Company
Town Kitchen
Transl8r
Trax Gallery
TRUST South LA
Turner Real Estate
Urban Peace Movement
Urban Strategies
We Gift
West Los Angeles Democratic Club
Working Partnerships
Young Progressives Coalition
Youth Together

Local Government

Alameda County Board of Supervisors
Albany City Council
Angeles Mesa Neighborhood Council
Berkeley City Counci
Brisbane City Council
East Palo Alto City Council
Emeryville City Council
Fairfax Town Council
Los Angeles City Council
Malibu City Council
Mountain View City Council
Oakland City Council
Palo Alto City Council
Richmond City Council
San Fernando City Council
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
San Francisco City College
San Leandro City Council
San Mateo Community College District
San Mateo-Foster City School Board
Santa Monica City Council
Sebastopol City Council
West Hollywood City Council

Labor

AFSCME 829
AFSCME District Council 36 Retiree Chapter
Alameda Labor Council
California Faculty Association
Contra Costa Central Labor Council
LA Black Worker Center
LA Coalition of Labor Unions
Pomona Economic Opportunity Center
San Francisco Day Labor Program/La Colectiva
Teachers Salary Project
UNITE HERE – Local 2
United Auto Workers 2865 (UC Student-Workers Union)
United Taxi Workers San Diego

Religious Community

Allen Temple Baptist Church, Oakland
American Baptist Seminary of the West, Berkeley CA
At Thy Word Ministries, COGIC, Oakland
CA Church IMPACT
Church by the Side of the Road
CLUE Los Angeles
Community Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg, CA
Congregations Building Community
Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE)
Congregations Organizing for Renewal
Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization
Faith in Action Kern County
Faith in Community Fresno
First AME Church of Los Angeles
Franciscans for Justice
Higher Hope Christian Church
Imani Community Church, Oakland
Inland Congregations United for Change
Interfaith Center for Worker Justice
Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity
Islamic Center of East Bay, Antioch
Islamic Shura Council of Southern CA
LA Voice
Long Beach Interfaith Community Organization
Lutheran Office for Public Policy
Mennonite Community Church, Fresno
National Council of Jewish Women- Los Angeles
Orange County Congregation Community Organization
People and Congregations Together, Stockton
Placer People of Faith
Progressive Christians Uniting
Proyecto Pastoral
Roman Catholic Diocese of Stockton
Sacramento Area Congregations Together
San Diego Organizing Project
San Francisco Organizing Project/Peninsula Interfaith Action
Second Samoan Congregational Church, Long Beach
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Los Angeles
St. Columba Catholic Church, Oakland
True North

Individual Endorsements
(Organizations listed for identification purposes only)

Deide Nicastro, Century 21 King
Senator Ben Allen, Senate District 26
Rev. Dr. Eileen Altman, First Congregational Church of Palo Alto
Rabbi Camille Angel, Congregation Shaar Zahav
Rabbi Melanie Aron, Congregation Shir Hadash, Los Gatos
Mayor Jac Asher, Emeryville
Sharon Barnes, Prudential California Realty
Kimberley Beatty, President, Poway Unified School District Board of Education
Adam  Berman, Executive Director, Urban Adamah
Rev. Daniel Bradfield
Rabbi Sharon Brous, IKAR
Stacey Brown, School Board Member, Campbell Union School District Board of Education
Rev. Gerald W. Brown
Laurie Capitelli, City Councilmember, Berkeley
Mark E. Carlson, Lutheran Office of Public Policy
Eliza Chavez Fraga
Guillermo Chavez, We Gift
Kent Child, Trustee, Gavilan College Board
Janet Chin, School Board Member, Garvey School District Board of Education
Rabbi Hillel Cohn, Congregation Emanu El, Redlands
Mayor Ron Collins, San Carlos
Rev. Jim Conn, retired United Methodist Church minister
Rabbi Mychal Copeland, Interfaith Family Network, Bay Area
Linda L. Crawford, Interfaith Center at the Presidio
Dr. George Cummings, Imani Community Church, Oakland
Nicole David, Commissioner, San Mateo County Harbor District
Dr. Jennifer Davidson, American Baptist Seminary of the West, Berkeley
Rev. Andrea Davidson
Myra de Vera, City Councilmember, Hercules
Rev. Sophia DeWitt
Pastor Billy Dixon, At Thy Word Ministries, COGIC, Oakland
Bishop Roy Dixon, Faith Chapel, San Diego
Peter Drekmeier, Former Mayor, Palo Alto
Vice Mayor Rick Edge, San Juan Bautista
Rev. David Edmondson, American Baptist Church
Susan Ellenberg, Board Trustee, San Jose Unified School District Board of Education
Rev. David K. Farley, California Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church
Rabbi Carla Fenves, Emanu-El
Amie Fishman, Nonprofit Housing Association of Northern CA
Deacon Raymond Flanders, Diocese of Stockton
Robert Garcia, School Board Member, Jurupa Unified School District Board of Education
Arthur Goldman, Ritchie Commercial
Mario Gomez, Don Mario’s Hair Salon
Meredith Graham, Unitarian Universalist, Justice Ministry of California, LA Valley Cluster
Darcie Green, President, Santa Clara County Board of Education
Giulia Gualco-Nelson
Kimia Haddadan
Matt Haney, Vice President, San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education
Rev. Paul Hardwick, Walnut Creek Church
Pastor Susan Hernandez, Orange County Church
Cantor Linda Herschhorn, Temple Beth Sholom, San Leandro
Rev. Glenda Hope, San Francisco Network Ministries
Pastor Jim Hopkins, Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, Oakland
Rev. Carol Hovis, Marin Interfaith Council
Rev. Jocelynn Hughes, Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry, U.C. Davis
Rev. Quanetha Hunt, First AME Church of Los Angeles
Rev. Dr. Joy Johnson, Higher Hope Christian Church, Sacramento
Maeve Johnston
Nick Josewitz, Director, Bay Area Rapid Transit Board
Rabbi Jim Kaufman, Temple Beth Hillel
Dave Kemp, Former School Board Member, Burbank Unified School District Board of Education
Pastor Lucy Kolin, Oakland
Carolyn Krantz, St Ignatious of Antioch
Rabbi Noa Kushner, The Kitchen SF
Rabbi Chai Levy, Kol Shofar
Rev. Michael Mata, Compassion Creates Change
Rev. William McGarven, Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
Rev. Will McGarvey, Community Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg
Mayor Kevin McKeown, Santa Monica
Gayle McLaughlin, City Councilmember, City of Richmond
Rev. Drew Nettinga
Fr. Jesus Nieto-Rodriguez, Union City Church
Miguel Orozco, Novellas Educativas
Dr. Eileen Paris
Juan Pech, Sian Ka’an Mayan Cuisine
Nicolas Perez, New York Life
Mayor John Procter, Santa Paula
Diana Prola, School Board Member, San Leandro Unified School District Board of Education
Vice Mayor Jim Prola, San Leandro
Gabe Quinto, City Councilmember, El Cerrito
Chairman Abdul Rahman, Islamic Center of East Bay, Antioch
Rev. Carolyn Ranson-Scott, Urban Missions Inc
Rabbi Larry Raphael, Sherith Israel
Rev. Steve Ratlaff, Mennonite Community Church, Fresno
Jeremy Ray, President, Live Oak School District Board of Education
John Reed, Town Councilmember, Fairfax
John Rizzo, Board Trustee, City College of San Francisco
Mayor Pro Tem Laura Rosenthal, Malibu
Rabbi Michael Rothbaum
Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller, Congregation Sherith Israel
Yoav Schlesinger, The Kitchen SF
Bro. Mark Schroeder, Franciscans for Justice
Alex Shantz, School Board Member, Saint Helena Unified School District Board of Education
Nancy Shepherd, Former Mayor, Palo Alto
Pat Showalter, City Councilmember, Mountain View
Rabbi Suzanne Singer, Temple Beth El
Rev. J. Alfred Smith, Jr., Allen Temple Baptist Church, Oakland
Rev. Dr. Betty Stapleford, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdugo
Rev. Stanley Stefancic
Rabbi Andrew Straus
Valerie M. Street
Rev. Misi Tagaola, Second Congregational Church, Long Beach
Rev. Allison Tanner, Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, Oakland
Chris Thomsen, Board Member, Sequoia Union High School District Board of Education
Rabbi Rachel Timoner, Leo Baeck Temple
Debra Vinson, Board Trustee, Antioch Unified School District Board of Education
Michael Wermers, School Board Member, Torrance Unified School District Board of Education
Bill Widmer, City Councilmember, Atherton
Mordechai Winter, City Councilmember, Belvedere
Rev. Heidi Worthen Gamble, Presbytery of the Pacific
Karalee Hargrove, President, Morongo Unified Board of Education
Jason Bense, Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer

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