Your vote on June 8 is critical. Primary elections for our next Governor, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, and other state officials will be on the ballot.
We will also be voting on a number of state and local propositions. CPEHN has taken positions on two of the state propositions.
YES on Prop 15 to allow public financing for state elections. Prop 15 will move us closer to campaign finance reform and help prevent our public officials from being beholden to well-funded corporate lobbyist.
NO on Prop 16 to protect government services. Pop 16 would prevent local governments from providing electricity service to new customers or establishing a community choice program using public funds to compete against private monopolies such as PG&E unless 2/3 of voters sign off. This proposition puts business profits ahead of the needs of our communities for affordable public electricity services. In addition, requiring a 2/3 vote is undemocratic and puts the power in the hands of a few.
You can find additional information about these and the other initiatives by going to the Secretary of State's Webiste, Mobilize the Immigrant Vote, or the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund.
You still have until June 1 to apply for a vote by mail ballot from your county election office. You can find contact information for each county office by going here.
Remember to Vote on June 8!