By David Siders
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Left-leaning supporters of Gov. Jerry Brown’s November ballot measure to raise taxes said Tuesday they will spend more than $1 million in a side campaign targeting minorities and infrequent voters.
The supporters, who had proposed a tax on millionaires before that initiative was merged with Brown’s, include the California Federation of Teachers and other activists.
“We are in constant communication and coordination with the overall Prop. 30 effort,” Anthony Thigpenn of the group California Calls said at a news conference at the Capitol.
“We think that this particular grouping, again, that grew out of the millionaires tax, is particularly suited for a mission that we’ve taken on – making sure that those that are particularly underrepresented in the elections and that are suffering most from the cutbacks and that would benefit most from reclaiming and restoring California are educated and turn out to vote,” Thigpenn added.
He said the campaign, called Reclaim California’s Future, will make telephone calls, walk door to door and fund a “very robust get-out-the-vote effort at the end.”
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