California Propositions

Prop 14

A YES vote would approve 5.5B in bonds for Stem Cell Research.

Prop 15 🗳️

A YES vote create a split-roll for property taxes. Commercial properties valued over $3,000,000 would owe property tax based on fair market value. There is no change for residential property. Commercial property valued under $3,000,000 and agricultural property is exempt.

🗳️ Officially endorsed by the chapter in this election cycle.

Prop 16

A YES vote would repeal the ban against affirmative action from the state constitution. Prop 16 does not impose affirmative action, it simply gives state organizations the ability to consider and implement programs if they choose.

Prop 17

A YES vote would restore the right to vote to people convicted of felonies who are on parole.

Prop 18

A YES vote would give 17-year-olds who will be 18 at the time of the next general election the right to vote in primaries and special elections.

Prop 19

A YES vote would give homeowners who are 55 or older, severely disabled, or whose homes were destroyed by wildfire or disaster, the right to transfer their primary residence’s property tax base value to a replacement residence of any value, anywhere in the state. It also closes a tax loophole for inherited properties.

 Prop 20

A NO vote says NO to DNA collection for specific misdemeanors, and expansions to parole programs. No also means that crimes including shoplifting, grand theft, and drug possession will continue to be categorized as misdemeanors. The ACLU of California opposes Proposition 20.

Prop 21

A YES vote expands local governments' power to use rent control on housing that was first occupied 15+ yeas ago. Landlords who own 2 or fewer homes are exempt. Proposition 21 has been endorsed by Dolores Huerta (UFW) and Bernie Sanders.

Prop 22

A NO vote tells companies like Uber and Lyft that workers rights aren't for sale. No affirms and keeps in place California Assembly Bill 5 (2019), which created protections for workers who had previously been categorized as independent contractors.

Prop 23

A YES vote would requires physician on-site at dialysis clinics. Providers would be required to gain consent from the state to close a clinic. The California labor, the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW West) is sponsoring the yes campaign.

Prop 24

A NO vote would mean no changes to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This proposition is perhaps the most confusing on this year's ballot.

Yes, more privacy rights would be a good thing. But privacy rights should not something we have to act on. Companies should be responsible for protecting our data at all times. This law is a step in the wrong direction. The ACLU opposes Proposition 24, equating it to a privacy poll tax.

Prop 25

A NO vote on prop 25 will repeal Senate Bill 10 (SB 10), keeping in place the use of cash bail for detained suspects awaiting trials.

While we agree that the permanent abolition of cash bail is a necessary step toward a just society, we have been convinced by front-line organizations like the ACLU, Human Rights Watch and JusticeLA that Prop 25's alternative is even worse. California can and must do better than imprisoning unconvicted people based on the findings of a racially and socioeconomically biased algorithm, and we believe that the recent groundswell of public interest in criminal justice reform has opened the door for transformative change on this issue.



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