VOTER GUIDE THREAD: Millions of Californians this week are opening their mail-in ballots with 10 candidates, 3 judges, 13 propositions & more - well, have no fear L.A. progressives! Because I'm about to share my ballot & research with you in this thread #VOTE
BURBANK
City Council
Anthony, Schultz
Anthony is endorsed by DSA (see attached) - current council has tried to block all rent control / affordable housing & Anthony is co-author of the rent control measure - supported by Knock LA & Courage CA
Schultz endorsed by San Fernando Dems
BURBANK (cont'd)
School District Board Members
Aghakanian, Ferguson, Weisberg
Voter's Edge shows Aghakanian & Weisberg are teachers who prioritize health & safety, inclusivity, job readiness, & transparency
All three endorsed by San Fernando Valley Dems: https://dpsfv.com/endorsements/ 
LA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
District Board of Trustees
Hoffman, Vela, Henderson, Fong
(see screencap from DSA LA)
Recommended by American Federation of Teachers, #CollegesWeAllDeserve (to keep public control of schools), Knock LA, & DSA LA
STATE
State Senator, 25th
Portantino (D)

State Assembly, 43rd
Friedman (D)

U.S. Rep, 28th
Schiff (D)

Only Democrat options running against party-line Republicans
BURBANK (cont'd)
Measure RC
YES
"would add stability to the lives of the 59% of Burbank residents who rent their homes and expand the possibility of who can afford to live in the city in the future." - DSA LA
Supported by DSA LA & San Fernando Valley Dems
COUNTY
District Attorney
Gasc贸n
Incumbent Jackie Lacey has failed to prosecute killer cops - Lacey has got to go
(see Knock LA screencap)
Gasc贸n supported by Knock LA, Courage CA, & DSA LA
JUDGES
Progressives guides rec:

Dellinger
Smart, critical, with judicial temperament honed thru years as a professor

McKay
Rated WELL QUALIFIED by multiple judicial reviews

Diamond
Professor, experienced in wide variety of litigation, served on indigent criminal defense panel
MEASURES
County Measure J
YES!
(see Knock LA screencap)
ACAB, Black Lives Matter, Black Businesses Matter
Yes supported by ACLU SoCal, Knock LA, Courage CA, DSA LA, & San Fernando Valley Dems
MEASURES (cont'd)
14
No
Tricky one - while I support stem cell research, this measure lacks transparency, accountability, & has no commitment to make medical gains with a very high cost to voters
(screencap from Knock LA)
No is supported by Knock LA & DSA LA
MEASURES (cont'd)
15
YES
(See ACLU screencap)
Yes supported by ACLU SoCal, Knock LA, Courage CA, DSA LA, League of Women Voters, & San Fernando Valley Dems
MEASURES (cont'd)
16
Yes!!
(See ACLU screencap)
Yes supported by ACLU SoCal, Knock LA, Courage CA, DSA LA, League of Women Voters, & San Fernando Valley Dems
MEASURES (cont'd)
17
YES
"Changes the California Constitution to allow people on parole for felony convictions to vote. Everyone that wants to vote should be able to vote, period." - DSA LA

Yes supported by ACLU, Knock, Courage, DSA, League of Women Voters, San Fernando Dems
MEASURES (cont'd)
18
Yes
(see screencap from Knock LA)
Yes supported by ACLU SoCal, Knock LA, Courage CA, DSA LA, League of Women Voters, & San Fernando Valley Dems
MEASURES (cont'd)
19
No
say No to NIMBYs (Not-In-My-Back-Yard's) wanting another tax loophole so the rich can get richer
(see LoWV screencap)
No supported by ACLU SoCal, Knock LA, Courage CA, DSA LA, & League of Women Voters
MEASURES (cont'd)
20
NO!
Down with the prison state
(see Knock LA screencap)
No supported by ACLU SoCal, Knock LA, Courage CA, DSA LA, League of Women Voters, & San Fernando Valley Dems
MEASURES (cont'd)
21
Yes
(see Knock LA screencap)
Yes supported by ACLU SoCal, Knock LA, Courage CA, DSA LA, & San Fernando Valley Dems
MEASURES (cont'd)
22
NO
Don't believe the marketing - this is about depriving rideshare workers of living wages & benefits
(see Knock LA screencap)
No supported by ACLU SoCal, Knock LA, Courage CA, DSA LA, & San Fernando Valley Dems
MEASURES (cont'd)
23
Yes
More should be done to fix our dialysis healthcare system - but at least, doctors should be legally required to be present during medical procedures
(see Knock LA screencap)
Yes supported by Knock LA, Courage CA, DSA LA, & San Fernando Valley Dems
MEASURES (cont'd)
24
No
(see ACLU screencap)
Tricky One - on its face, seems to provide more internet privacy. Good, right? Well, the initiative is 52 pages long full of loopholes for big internet companies to still sell your private data
No supported by ACLU, Courage, LofWV
MEASURES (cont'd)
25
No
(see Knock LA & ACLU SoCal screencaps)
Complex - yes, we need to do away with the bail system ASAP - but this new "algorithm" to replace the bail system is in fact more racist & classist than the current bail system
No supported by ACLU, Knock, DSA
Lastly, on whether to vote by mail or vote early in person, enjoy some election information from John Oliver with some laughs & truths

(P.S. To vote by mail, match your signature to your Driver's License signature so it gets counted!)

NOW GO #VOTE ! /fin
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