Helping fellow CFT members who are victims of the Southern California fires

As the tragic fires in Southern California continue to worsen, the CFT has set up an emergency relief fund for members who have suffered catastrophic losses in the fires. Already we know that more than a dozen CFT members have lost everything, while many more have been forced to evacuate their homes.Fire picture

Donate to the Disaster Relief Fund for CFT members who are victims of the Southern California fires

Sadly, these fires are all too fresh in our memories, as many CFT members endured the North Bay fires just two short months ago. As the fires now rage in Southern California, the need once again is great. If you are able, we ask that you please consider donating to the CFT Disaster Relief Fund. Contributions of any amount will go a long way in helping our brothers and sisters get through the crisis.

Finally, if you have lost your home or are in need of financial assistance because of the fires, please let us know. Contact CFT Deputy Executive Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 415-686-4331.

Tell Congress: No tax cuts for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class

The tax cuts being considered by Congress would represent a massive transfer of wealth from the middle class to the wealthy.Experts estimate that in the first year alone, the top 1% would receive an average tax cut of $37,000! By the year 2027, as much as half of middle class taxpayers would end up paying more taxes because of the plan, while the top 1% would see an average tax cut of $55,000 a year!

Tell your member of Congress to VOTE NO on this tax cut disaster!

Cutting taxes for corporations and the wealthy does nothing to strengthen our economy, but it would lead to a $1.5 trillion increase in the national debt, endangering not only essential funding for our schools but other vital public services as well.

The impact will be particularly rough on California. The proposed elimination of state and local tax deductions will not only harm thousands of middle class families, but will likely force painful cuts to education, health care, and critical infrastructure projects.

With the stock market at an all-time high corporate profits are already off the charts, while many educators and the families we serve are struggling to get by. What we need now is to re-invest in our schools and our communities, not a further giveaway to the wealthiest amongst us.

Tell your member of Congress today to VOTE NO on the proposed tax cuts. Our communities and our country deserve better!

Fully fund public education

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Write Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Today!

The Trump/DeVos budget proposes massive education cuts that will hurt our children, our schools, our families and our communities. Sign this letter today to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos opposing the cruel and catastrophic federal education budget proposed by the Trump administration.