Our mission is to provide policy advocacy and a voice for working people and small businesses, focusing on taxpayer issues impacting the middle class. Many employers are calling for more public investment in infrastructure, such as roads and bridges, and increasingly, they are coming to understand the value of investing in ‘human infrastructure,” because they are beginning to see that low investments in public schools and worker training are bigger job killers than taxation and regulation.
The Association’s specific purposes, substantially based on our articles of incorporation, are to:
i. Advocate for cost effective efficient government and oppose unnecessary new government taxes and government fees;
ii. Promote the development and welfare of the state, its cities and the units of local government, special districts and special assessment areas through the encouragement of sound financial policies and methods by all public agencies;
iii. Assist in the bringing about, in the interest of all taxpayers, through non-partisan and non-political means, efficiencies and economies in the collection and expenditures of public monies;
iv. Provide for the preparation, analysis and distribution of information which assists educated public discourse regarding public budgets, planned expenditures and fiscal policies;
v. The encouragement of policies that grow and sustain the middle class tax base;
vi. To aid in the development of a broader, more equitable tax base to better provide shared services which benefit all residents of state of California; and
vii. To educate and highlight the current inequities in the tax code.
“This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.”
“As we peer into society’s future, we you and I, and our government must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.”
— Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Inequality of rights is created by a combination in one part of the community to exclude another part from its rights.”
— Thomas Paine