Progressive Voter Guides to Ballot Propositions

From: Sylvia
Sent on: Monday, October 29, 2012 2:49 PM

Progressives,

If you're still undecided about the 11 California ballot propositions and the local propositions, here is how a group of our members decided when we met at the last Coffee and Conversation Meetup on Oct. 6. In addition are key endorsements from the California Democratic Party (http://www.cadem.org/vote?id=0006), the California Progressive Report (http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/site/progressive-voter-guide-november-2012-ballot-propositions), the Green Party (http://www.cagreens.org/elections/propositions) and the L.A. County Democratic Party. The descriptions are from the Official Voter Information Guide, with additional information from me in the parentheses. If you are voting by mail, the deadline to mail it in is Nov. 1.

If you want information on where to phonebank on the propositions and/or for President Obama, contact me at sylden2(at)earthlink.net. To volunteer for Jill Stein and other Green Party candidates, go to the Green Party of Los Angeles, contact gplac-info(at)cagreens.org- Sylvia, Organizer, Progressive Friends

 

Prop 30 - Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. (backed by Jerry Brown. If Prop 30 receives more yes votes, Prop 38 will not take effect.)

Progressive Friends: YES

CA Democratic Party: YES

Progressive organizations: YES

CA Green Party: YES

Prop 31 - State Budget. State and Local Government. (Republican-backed initiative that overrides public health and environmental laws)

Progressive Friends: NO

CA Democratic Party: NO

Progressive organizations: NO

CA Green Party: NO

Prop 32 - Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. (exempts corporations by allowing them to still contribute their profits to campaigns/super PACs)

Progressive Friends: NO

CA Democratic Party: NO

Progressive organizations: NO

CA Green Party: NO

Prop 33 - Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based on Driver's History of Insurance Coverage. (backed by Mercury Insurance Corp.; will raise your insurance rates if you don't have continuous auto coverage)

Progressive Friends: NO

CA Democratic Party: NO

Progressive organizations: NO

CA Green Party: NO

Prop 34 - Death Penalty (repeal; replaces with life w/o parole)

Progressive Friends: YES

CA Democratic Party: YES

Progressive organizations: YES

CA Green Party: YES

Prop 35 - Human Trafficking. Penalties. (increases penalties on human trafficking)

Progressive Friends: Split between YES and NO

CA Democratic Party: YES

Progressive organizations: YES

CA Green Party: No endorsement

Prop 36 - Three Strikes Law (repeal). Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties.

Progressive Friends: YES

CA Democratic Party: YES

Progressive organizations: YES

CA Green Party: YES

Prop 37 - Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling.

Progressive Friends: Split between YES and NO

CA Democratic Party: YES

Progressive organizations: YES

CA Green Party: YES

Prop 38 - Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. (backed by Molly Munger. If Prop 38 receives more yes votes, Prop 30 will not go into effect.)

Progressive Friends: Split between YES and NO

CA Democratic Party: NO

Progressive organizations: NO

CA Green Party: NO

Prop 39 - Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. (closes corporate tax loophole)

Progressive Friends: YES

CA Democratic Party: No endorsement

Progressive organizations: YES

CA Green Party: YES

Prop 40 - Redistricting. State Senate Districts. (upholds independent citizen commission maps)

Progressive Friends: YES

CA Democratic Party: YES

Progressive organizations: YES

CA Green Party: YES

 

L.A. County Measures/District Attorney Race

http://www.lacdp.org/2012/10/29/download-your-november-6th-voter-guide/

http://www.cagreens.org/lacounty/

Measure A - (Changing the California Constitution and the LA County Charter to change LA County Assessor from an elected to appointed position)

Progressive Friends: Split between YES and NO

L.A. County Democratic Party: NO

L.A. County Green Party: NO

Measure B - (Require porn actors to wear condoms)

Progressive Friends: Spilt between YES, NO and no endorsement

L.A. County Democratic Party: No endorsement

L.A. County Green Party: No endorsement

Measure J - (Continues half-cent sales tax to fund traffic relief projects and light rail)

Progressive Friends: YES

L.A. County Democratic Party: YES

L.A. County Green Party: YES

District Attorney: L.A. County Democratic Party endorses Jackie Lacey (opponent Alan Jackson is a Republican)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Meetup is community funded

$5.00/year

Member dues are used to:
  • Cover Meetup costs
  • Encourage more engaged members

30 day free trial

No credit card required

After the trial you must pay dues to be a member of this Meetup.

Cancel dues at any time.

Dues are billed each year.

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy