2016 Ballot Propositions


Proposition
Description
Position
Proposition 51
School Bonds. Funding For K-12 School and Community College Facilities.
Support
Propostion 61
Imposes price controls on state drug purchases
No Position
Propostion 62
Replaces the death penalty with life in prison
Support
Propostion 63
Imposes new gun-control restrictions
No Position
Propostion 64
Legalizes recreational use of marijuana
Support
Propostion 65
Redirects revenue arising from state ban on plastic bags (see Proposition 67)
Neutral
Propostion 66
Speeds up the death penalty process
Oppose
Propostion 67
Referendum to uphold or repeal a law restricting single-use carryout bags
Support
Proposition 52
Locks in a quality assurance fee on hospitals
Support
Proposition 53
Requires public vote on revenue bonds of more than $2 billion
Oppose
Propostion 54
Prohibits votes on bills not in print for three days
Oppose
Propostion 55
Extends a temporary income tax increase on wealthy filers
Support
Propostion 56
Increases the state tax on cigarettes by $2 to $2.87
Support
Propostion 57
Changes parole rules for some nonviolent offenders
Support
Propostion 58
Restores some bilingual education programs
Support
Propostion 59
Questions voters on “Citizens United” ruling
Support
Propostion 60
Requires condoms for adult film actors
No Position

April 10, 2015 For Immediate Release


UFCW Western States Council Endorses Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate

SACRAMENTO — The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council today announced its endorsement of Kamala Harris for United States Senate. “As Attorney General, Kamala Harris has been a consistent advocate for working families and a champion for consumer protection,” said Mickey Kasparian, President of UFCW Western States Council. “As California’s next U.S. Senator, Kamala Harris will fight to expand our nation’s middle class and carry on the proud legacy of Senator Barbara Boxer.”

The United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council is the regional coordinating body of 11 UFCW local unions representing over 200,000 workers in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. The Council is a part of the 1.2 million member strong UFCW International Union.