Anti jail tax group endorses CPS tax
From the press release:
NO JAIL TAX PAC SUPPORTS SCHOOL LEVY
No Jail Tax PAC, the organization that led two successful fights against a tax to build a new county jail, announced that it is supporting the passage of the levy for Cincinnati Public Schools.
"We urge people to vote Yes on 10," said Carolyn Park, a spokesperson for the organization.
"The education I received from Cincinnati Public Schools has opened up a world of opportunities for me and so many other CPS graduates. Supporting our schools is the key to building a healthier, prosperous and more competitive Cincinnati," said Justin Jeffre, a spokesman for No Jail Tax.
Jeffre was a member of the grammy-nominated band "98 Degrees" and a Green Party candidate for city council.
Carolyn Park, an Instructional Assistant in the CPS says, "I think people need to remember that somebody paid levies and millages so that they could attend quality public schools, and our children today deserve the same sort of support. This is an operational levy; it's not the same as the building levy. The district can't use building funds for its operations, that is, for curriculum and programs for children or salaries for teachers."
No Jail Tax PAC issued a statement saying: Unlike the regressive and unnecessary sales tax behind the jail tax designed to punish the citizens of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Public School levy will help all of Cincinnati's citizens, most immediately those who depend on the public schools, and in the long term will help the community as a whole.