2016 Ballot Propositions

Proposition Description Position
Proposition 51 School Bonds. Funding For K-12 School and Community College Facilities. Support
Propostion 52 Locks in a quality assurance fee on hospitals Support
Propostion 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
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

2016 UFCW Endorsements


April 10, 2015For 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.