Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act launches official campaign

A ballot measure seeking to greater restrict tax hikes in Sacramento and at the local levels began its campaign to November.

Wednesday marked the official launch of the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act campaign. The coalition represents a diverse range of interests, including small businesses, veterans’ groups, and ethnic chambers of commerce.

Driving the news: The campaign kicked off with its first event, featuring leaders such as Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association chief Jon Coupal, California Farm Bureau chief Shannon Douglass, National Diversity Coalition chief Faith Bautista, and former California State Senate majority leader Gloria Romero (D–East Los Angeles)


  • The Taxpayer Protection Act (TPA) is hailed as the most significant taxpayer protection measure since Proposition 13.
  • Over 100 groups have endorsed the Taxpayer Protection Act, showcasing the diversity of the coalition.
  • Notable endorsements include organizations like California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, California Association of REALTORS®, and Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.
  • Special interests and politicians are threatened by TPA, leading them to resort to legal challenges rather than convincing voters against it.
  • Despite ongoing lawsuits, the campaign remains undeterred and is committed to advancing the Taxpayer Protection Act.
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