End the Epidemics: 2020 California Voter Guide
The upcoming 2020 election is shaping up to be the most important in memory. Your vote is your power. Together, we can fight to make the economic, social and political changes necessary to ensure health justice for all.
End the Epidemics, Californians mobilizing to end the HIV, hepatitis C and STD epidemics, developed this voter guide to empower you to make informed decisions as you exercise your right to vote and take part in the democratic process.
Proposition 15: Tax on Commercial and Industrial Properties for Education and Local Government Funding Initiative
This measure will bring much needed revenue to local governments to maintain and expand public health efforts including HIV, hepatitis C and STD services.
Proposition 16: Repeal Proposition 209 Affirmative Action Amendment
This measure is an important part of efforts to address structural racism and eliminate discrimination in state contracts, hiring, and education.
Proposition 17: Voting Rights Restoration for Persons on Parole Amendment
This measure will expand voting rights and empower communities most impacted by HIV, hepatitis C, and STDs to actively engage in the civic process. Currently, 19 other states allow people who are on parole for a felony to vote.
Proposition 18: Primary Voting for 17-Year-Olds Amendment
This measure will expand voting rights and empower our communities to actively engage in the civic process. Currently, 18 other states allow 17-year-olds to participate in primary elections.
Proposition 20: Criminal Sentencing, Parole, and DNA Collection Initiative
This measure will move the state backward to a tough-on-crime era that disproportionately impacts Black and Brown communities and contributes to higher rates of HIV, hepatitis C, and STDs.
Proposition 21: Local Rent Control Initiative
This measure will help to address the state’s housing affordability crisis, which disproportionately impacts Black and Brown communities and contributes to higher rates of HIV, hepatitis C, and STDs.
Proposition 25: Replace Cash Bail with Risk Assessments Referendum*
*End the Epidemics strongly supports efforts to eliminate cash bail; however, some groups have expressed concern that the proposed risk assessments only entrench the racial biases that disproportionately impact Black and Brown communities.
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