Above, Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, District 15, talks about his candidacy for State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2018 in front of a crowd at the 2017 UTLA Leadership Conference PACE reception.
WHY JOIN PACE?
PACE is your voice in the political arena
PACE pools the resources of its members and provides a war chest to fund political campaigns aimed at protecting our students, our educators and our rights. We use PACE to support bills and candidates that are pro-equitable education.
PACE is funded exclusively by members of UTLA who choose to join PACE and thereby agree to make modest monthly contributions in addition to their normal UTLA dues.
Above, Rachel Maddow explains, "As go unions, so goes the Democratic Party" In 2017, the LAUSD School Board elections became the most expensive in U.S. history when billionaires spent nearly $15 million in outside spending for a seat on the Board. We can fight back with your PACE contributions to help us pay for voter communications, such as direct mail campaigns, phonebanking, precinct walking, social media, TV and Radio Commercials and other means to support political candidates and initiatives who support YOU and to also fight those who want to harm our interests.
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California Schools Local communities funding act of 2018
Closing Prop. 13 Corporate Property Tax Loopholes
California Schools Local communities funding act of 2018 is standing up to Trump and making our state more self-reliant by closing a loophole, leveling the playing field, and updating under-assessed commercial properties based on their actual value. This will provide $9 billion of annual revenue that can be used to protect education, health care and the other services we care about from Trump’s cuts while protecting small businesses and reaffirming Prop 13’s protections for homeowners. This common sense correction to our property tax system will generate billions of dollars in desperately needed revenue by updating under-assessed commercial properties based on their actual value and creating a level playing field for all businesses.
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State Legislator Directory
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California Senate Education Committee
LAUSD Board Members Directory
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Contact PACE Organizers
Karla Salazar, Political Director — Karla can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oraiu manages the overall development, implementation, and evaluation of UTLA’s political field campaigns and UTLA’s efforts to shape policy and legislation in locations through lobbying in Los Angeles, Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Collaboratively, he also directs the building of relationships and accountability between our members, parents, community and elected officials at local, state and national levels, on an organizing, as well as, rank-and file based approach.
Astine leads UTLA field campaigns to pass pro-public education and related legislation and to elect UTLA-endorsed candidates. Such campaigns involve union leadership, professional and other UTLA staff, campaign organizing coordinators, member volunteers and community service volunteers. She also guides the design and implementation of campaigns and political strategies to promote pro-public education and related legislation and policies, and to elect UTLA-endorsed candidates.
Evy provides administrative, technical, and clerical support for the Political and Strategic Research Directors.