The Invest in Ed team has been flooding the airwaves with ads singing the merits of Proposition 208 and calling on voters to vote for the pro-education funding initiative on the November 3, 2020 elections.

The first ad “Yes on 208” recounts how the Arizona State Government has not fully funded education in over a decade, causing a teacher shortage and the largest class sizes in history.

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The ad concludes with how the passage of Proposition 208 will benefit all education stakeholders, noting that “99.9 percent of the funding directly supports schools and classrooms.”

The ad concludes with “Strong Schools, Stronger Economy, and Strongest Accountability. Vote Yes on 208.”

The second ad called “AZ Yes on 208” immediately starts refuting the contents of an opposition ad that features Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee.

The ad notes that Treasurer Yee once served in the State Legislature and generally supported cuts to education funding.

The spot then showcases educators who condemn the lies in the Yee ad and tell the viewer the many positive results in education that could emerge if Proposition 208 passes this November.

The ad concludes the same as the others with “Strong Schools, Stronger Economy, and Strongest Accountability, Vote Yes on 208.”

The next segment is not an ad but a discussion between Arizona Center for Economic Progress Head David Lujan and Arizona Tax Research Association Representative Kevin McCarthy about the financial aspects of Proposition 208. This took place on the Sunday Square Off Show with Brahm Resnik.

The exchange featured the same old talking points from conservative opponents to anything that will help people. It will hurt the economy. Jobs will be lost. This is class warfare.
 

They said the same arguments at the national level with the Clinton and Obama Economic Plans.

History shows the conservative argument was wrong on both occasions.

It is wrong here as well.

Recent polls show Invest in Ed-Proposition 208 leading with almost a month to go until the election.

Please remember to vote for it along with all the other candidates and ballot measures that will move Arizona and the Country forward in 25 days.

Please remember:

  • The General Election Day is on November 3. 2020. Please see the below graphic for all-important voting dates. 
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