2018 CA Ballot Recommendations

November 5, 2018


The 2018 Midterm elections are projected to have record turnouts. With a number of critical votes on California's ballot, MPAC President and Co-Founder Salam Al-Marayati led a discussion and Q&A of the ballot measures and propositions leading up to the elections.

Proposition 1:

Affordable Housing Bond

Over 150,000 people are homeless in the state of California. This proposition issues $4 billion in bonds for housing programs and veterans' home loans. Yes

Proposition 2:

Millionaire's Taxes Pay for Homelessness Prevention

Authorizes state to use revenue from millionaire's tax for $2 billion in bonds for homelessness prevention housing  Yes

Proposition 3:

Water Infrastructure and Watershed Conservation

Issues $8.877 billion in bonds for water-related infrastructure and environmental projects. Will bring water into much-needed areas in California.  Yes

Proposition 4:

Children's Hospital Bonds

Issues $1.5 billion in bonds for non-profit and public-run children's hospitals that need to increase their capacity and improve their equipment.  Yes

Proposition 5:

Property Tax Transfer

Revises process for homebuyers who are age 55 or older or severely disabled to transfer their tax assessments No 

Proposition 6: 

Eliminates Recently Enacted Road Repair and Transporatation Funding

There's $130M of maintenance backlog on our bridges and roads. Repeals 2017's fuel tax and vehicle fee increases and requires public vote on future increases. No 

Proposition 7:

Permanent Daylight Saving Time

Authorizes legislature to provide for permanent daylight saving time if federal government allows  Yes

Proposition 8:

Limits on Dialysis Clinics' Revenue and Required Refunds

Requires dialysis clinics to issue refunds for revenue above a certain amount   Undecided

Proposition 10:

Local Rent Control

Allows local governments to regulate rent on any type of housing Yes

Proposition 11:

Ambulance Employees Paid On-Call Breaks, Training, and Mental Health Services

Allow ambulance providers to require workers to remain on call during breaks paid Yes 

Proposition 12:

Farm Animal Confinement

Bans sale of meat from animals confined in spaces below specific sizes  Yes

 

Let's address the elephant in the room...

From immigrant rights to family separation to asylum-seekers to the Muslim Travel Ban, our communities are facing enormous challenges. Yet we have prevailed, and shown that we can overcome injustice when we come together and don’t give up.

Our annual Convention brings together Americans of all backgrounds to discuss the most pressing challenges facing our country and our communities, with the goal of finding common ground which must include mutual respect, justice and dignity for all Americans regardless of ethnic origin, religious beliefs, or immigration status. We will hear from recently detained fathers, community leaders, and dedicated activists as they share their experiences and strategies in working toward social justice - for ourselves and for each other. Join us for our annual Convention this Saturday, November 10th in Long Beach, CA.

This year's Convention: Advancing America Toward Justice, is not to be missed. Tickets are still available but selling out fast!

 

As a 501(c)4 non-profit, we can make recommendations on ballot measures and propositions, but not on candidates.

 

 




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