Progressive Taxation in CA

Progressive Taxation for the Common Good


Why We Work for Progressive Taxation

As progressive American Jews, we envision a just and equitable society that provides flexible pathways to self-sufficiency and self-actualization, supported by a community dedicated to the health, well-being, and success of all its inhabitants. We envision a California that continually enacts the values of B’tzelem Elohim (Dignity and Equality for All), Yad B’Yad (Partnership), and Shefa (Abundance).

To achieve this vision, we work within our local Jewish community, as well as in partnership with our broader community. Our campaign acts as a connector and a convener: educating, energizing, agitating. We focus on a strategic use of our resources to organize within the Bend the Arc base and in partnership with other organizations. We activate our best individual selves, personally and spiritually, in order to promote the common good of the community around us.

Bend the Arc is working on the Make It Fair campaign to reform Proposition 13 which currently allows corporations to benefit from tax loopholes while our communities suffer. In just 3 minutes, Robert Reich breaks down why it is time for California to close corporate property tax loopholes and invest in our schools and communities.

Watch the video here:

Take Action Now! Join Us to Organize for Tax Fairness

Please contact Bay Area Regional Organizer Sophia Lanza-Weil to:

  • Attend a Progressive Taxation for the Common Good campaign team meeting. 
  • Learn more about upcoming events and other ways to get involved.
Please contact SoCal Regional Organizer, Anjuli Kronheim Katz at to:
  • Attend an Advocacy Committee meeting to strategize supporting Make it Fair
  • Learn more about upcoming events and other ways to get involved.

What’s Jewish about calling for tax fairness? Learn more.

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