Governor Jerry Brown came to the Sacramento City Teachers Association on Monday to thank educators for their hard work to pass Proposition 30 and to tell voters they should not allow the political contributions of a few wealthy donors to dissuade them from voting for the school funding measure.
Flanked by CTA President Dean Vogel, SCTA President Scott Smith, and other educators, Gov. Brown also denounced the efforts of a “wealthy trio” who have put millions of dollars into Super PACs in hopes of thwarting the will of working people in California.
The governor’s comments followed revelations from the Fair Political Practices Commission
earlier in the day that an Arizona Super PAC had admitted “laundering” $11 million in campaign contributions to a California Super PAC in order to defeat the school funding measure and pass Proposition 32, the Special Exemptions Act that aims to increase the political power of the super-wealthy by reducing the political involvement of working women and men who belong to unions.
During his remarks, the governor thanked CTA in particular for its ability to mobilize its
members and produce the people power to help win the battle to pass Proposition
The governor’s visit to the SCTA was one of three major campaign stops made during a day that begin in San Diego.