Draft of my picks for November 3rd, 2020.
Prop 14: Yes This is important work, and needs funding, and I’m setting aside my queasiness around the origin of some of the stem cell lines. We need to make sure their acquired ethically.
Prop 15: Yes. Chips away at Prop 13 and helps to make a fairer property tax system and better funding for schools. See Sacred Heart Voter Guide.
Prop 16: Yes. Erases Prop 209 and allows affirmative action style programs at the state level, which are needed to chip away at the current overlay of systemic racism.
Prop 17: Yes. If you have done your time and paid your debt to society, you should be able to vote.
Prop 18: Yes. Register 17 year olds early.
Prop 19: Yes. Allowing old people (like me) and wildfire recipients a property tax break.
Prop 20: No. A measure by the prison industry to keep people behind bars. See Sacred Heart Voter Guide.
Prop 21: Yes. Allows localities to enact rent control. With high housing costs, this is necessary.
Prop 22: No. Lyft/Uber Drivers should have benefits.
Prop 23: I don’t know. Don’t understand the kidney dialysis issue very well. More to come.
Prop 24: Yes. Better data privacy
Prop 25: Yes. Approve non-cash bail system. It’s regressive and hurts the poor.