Middle-Class in the Crosshairs of Trigger Cuts

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“Enough is enough. I am standing up on Nov. 9 to tell banks and corporations to 
pay their fair share to increase revenues and prevent harmful trigger cuts that would jeopardize public services.”  
Arnella Sims, LA County Superior Courts.

What are “trigger cuts” and how will it affect your family?

As part of the 2011-2012 State budget, the Legislature and the Governor agreed to make either $600 million (Tier 1) or $2.5 billion (Tier 2) in deeper cuts if revenue appeared to be falling short of projections.  Depending on the severity of the projected shortfall, the $2.5 billion in “trigger cuts” comes on top of severe cuts already impacting essential services for seniors, the disabled and workforce programs.

Families already struggling after $17 billion in cuts to education and 200% increase in tuition increase since 2008, must now absorb additional cuts of $100 million from the California State University system, student fees increasing to $45 per unit as a result of $30 million cuts from California Community Colleges, and an additional $1.5 billion in cuts coming on the heels of $18 billion in cuts already made in the last three years from K-12 education.

We must unite to take back our economy!  SEIU 721 members are taking a leadership role to promote the need for additional revenue, hold Wall Street accountable and protect essential services.

Join us Nov. 9, as communities take action to Refund Public Services and Protect Public Education.

Stop the Attacks on Workers:
ReFund Public Services & Education Action
Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 4PMCalifornia Plaza350 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Additional information about the event, including flyers that you can download for distribution, is available at the SEIU 721 website.