This November, let’s send a message that we will defend our rights, demand economic and social justice and elect candidates who will stand with us.
Gavin Newsom for Governor
Gavin Newsom is the Democratic candidate for Governor of California. A progressive on issues concerning mass incarceration and policing – Newsom wants to eliminate cash bail, supports independent investigations for cases concerning excessive use of police force, and wants to end the war on drugs. When it comes to immigration, he will defend California’s statewide sanctuary status and is against the construction of a border wall. A pro-choice candidate, Newsome wants to expand healthcare for all and has promised to pursue a single payer healthcare system in California if elected. Newsome supports increasing the minimum wage and has made a slew of progressive stances on economic policy, such as: expanding broadband infrastructure to close the digital divide, two years of free community college for California residents, and increasing vocational training programs by 500,000.
Xavier Becerra for Attorney General
Xavier Becerra is the incumbent attorney general and Democratic candidate for Attorney General. A Former US Rep (was chosen by Gov Brown to fill the position after Kamala Harris moved on to Senate), Xavier Becerra has been a bold advocate for the working class majority of the US, as he has filed 28 lawsuits against the Trump administration on issues ranging from the Muslim ban, to efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and protect access to reproductive health services. Becerra supports increasing the minimum wage and protecting worker rights.
Becerra will continue to serve as a bold and unafraid advocate for working class communities of color if elected as attorney general.
Learn more about these ballot measures.
VOTE YES on Proposition #2
Proposition 63, passed by voters in 2004, initiated a 1 percent tax on incomes over $1 million. This measure authorizes the state to use that revenue on $2 billion in revenue bonds for homelessness prevention housing for persons in need of mental health services. Proposition 63 originally required that its revenue be spent on mental health services, but this change is enough to require a vote of the people on the ballot (any change to a ballot measure requires this).
VOTE YES on Proposition #10
Repeals state law that currently restricts the scope of rent control policies that cities and other local jurisdictions may impose on residential property. Fiscal Impact: Potential net reduction in state and local revenues of tens of millions of dollars per year in the long term. Depending on actions by local communities, revenue losses could be less or considerably more.
Vote YES on Proposition #1
Authorizes $4 billion in general obligation bonds for existing affordable housing programs for low-income residents, veterans, farmworkers, manufactured and mobile homes, infill, and transit-oriented housing. Fiscal Impact: Increased state costs to repay bonds averaging about $170 million annually over the next 35 years.