There are 12 propositions on California’s ballot, Props. 14-25. If you are a registered voter in California, you probably recently received the “Official Voter Information Guide” (guide) in the mail from the California Secretary of State. It is 111 pages long. The Town Crier thought it might be useful for voters to see the various propositions laid out in skeletal form, i.e., just a general index with the official phrase as to what each proposition is about and then who is for and against it, just as they are listed in the official guide.
Assuming that much interests you, you can go on to read the guide for the official title and summary, the legislative analyst’s analysis, the arguments for and against and even the full text of the proposed law.
Last week the Town Crier published its index to the first six propositions: Props. 14-19. This week we follow with Props. 20-25.
PROP. 20 – Restricts parole for certain offenses currently considered to be non-violent. Authorizes felony sentences for certain offenses currently treated only as misdemeanors. FOR PROP. 20: Patricia Wenskunas, Founder, Crime Survivors, Inc.; Nino Salarno Besselman, President, Crime Victims United of California; Christine Ward, Crime Victims Alliance; Frank Lee, President, Organization for Justice and Equality; Eric R. Nuñez, President, California Police Chiefs Association AGAINST PROP. 20: Tinisch Hollins, California Director, Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice; William Landsdowne, Police Chief (ret.) City of San Diego; Michael Cohen, Director of Finance (fmr.) State of California MORE INFORMATION regarding Prop. 20 can be found at pages 11 and 44-51 of the guide. PROP. 21 – Expands Local Governments’ Authority to enact rent control on residential property. FOR PROP. 21: Dolores Huerta, President, The Dolores Huerta Foundation; Kevin De León President pro Tempore Emeritus, California State Senate; Cynthia Davis, Chair of the Board of Directors, AIDS Healthcare Foundation; David Campos, Chair, San Francisco Democratic Party; Ernie Powell, Social Security Works; Jamie Court, President, Consumer Watchdog AGAINST PROP. 21: Edward J. Grimsley, State Commander, American Legion, Dept. of California; Lorraine J. Plass, 3rd Vice Commander, AMVETS, Dept. of California; Patrick Sabelhaus, Executive Director, California Council for Affordable Housing; Alice Huffman, President, California State Conference of the NAACP; Marilyn Markham, Board Member, California Senior Advocates League; Robert Gutierrez, President, California Taxpayers Association MORE INFORMATION regarding Prop. 21 can be found at pages 11 and 52-55 of the guide. PROP. 22 – Exempts app-based transportation and delivery companies from providing employee benefits to certain drivers. FOR PROP. 22: Betty Jo Tocccoli, President, California Small Business Association; Jim Pyatt, President, Independent Drivers Alliance of California; Minnie Hadley-Hempstead, President, NAACP Los Angeles; Freddye Davis, President, Hayward South Alameda County NAACP; Julian Canete, President, California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce AGAINST PROP. 22: Alvaro Bolainez, Uber driver; Nourbese Flint, Executive Director, Black Women for Wellness Action Project; Art Pulaski, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, California Labor Federation; Jeromel Gage, Lyft driver MORE INFORMATION regarding Prop. 22 can be found at pages 12 and 56-59 of the guide. PROP. 23 – Establishes state requirements for kidney dialysis clinics. Requires on-site medical professional.
FOR PROP. 23: Megallan Handford, dialysis registered nurse; Pastor William D. Smart, Jr., Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Southern California; Carmen Cartagena, dialysis patient; Emanuel Gonzales, dialysis technician; Robert Villanueva, dialysis patient
AGAINST PROP. 23: Marketa Houskova, DNP, RN, Executive Director, American Nurses Association\California; Dewayne Cox, Kidney Dialysis Patient; Peter M. Bretan, M.D., President, California Medical Association
MORE INFORMATION regarding Prop. 23 can be found at pages 12 and 60-65 of the guide.
PROP. 24 – Amends Consumer Privacy Laws.
FOR PROP. 24: James P. Steyer, CEO, Common Sense Media; Alice A. Huffman, President, California NAACP; Celine MacTaggart, Director, Californians for Consumer Privacy
AGAINST PROP. 24: Tracey Rosenberg, President, Californians for Privacy Now; Richard Holdber, President Consumer Federation of California; Dolores Huerta, Labor and Civil Rights Leader; Kevin Baker, Director, Center for Advocacy and Policy, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of California; Nan Brasmer, President, California Alliance for Retired Americans; John Mathias, Deputy Senior Campaign Director, Color of Change
MORE INFORMATION regarding Prop. 24 can be found at pages 13 and 66-71 of the guide.
PROP. 25 – Referendum on law that replaced money bail with system based on public safety and flight risk. [A “Yes” vote approves and a “No” vote rejects, the law replacing money bail.] FOR PROP. 25: Lenore Anderson, President, Californians for Safety and Justice; Diana Becton, Contra Costa County District Attorney; Heidi L. Strunk, President, Mental Health America of California; Steven Bradford, Vice-Chair, California Legislative Black Caucus; Lesli Caldwell, County Chief Public Defender, Retired; Jessica Bartholow, Policy Advocate, Western Center on Law and Poverty AGAINST PROP. 25: Alice Huffman, President, California State Conference of the NAACP; Christine Ward, Executive Director, Crime Victims Alliance; Quentin L. Kopp, Retired California Superior Court Judge; Joe Coto, President, United Latinos Vote MORE INFORMATION regarding Prop. 25 can be found at pages 13 and 72-77 of the guide. FULL TEXTS OF PROPS 20-25 can be found on the Secretary of State’s website at [email protected], or call toll-free 800-345-VOTE (8683).