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End the Epidemics: 2020 California Voter Guide

This guide will help you make informed decisions as you exercise your right to vote on issues related to HIV, hepatitis C, and STIs.

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

Vote: YES

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

Vote: YES

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

Vote: YES

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

Vote: YES

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 

Vote: NO

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

Vote: YES

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*

NO POSITION

*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.


Be a Health Justice Voter

Text RESIST to the number 52886 to check your voter registration, register to vote, and get other important election information and updates. 

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Visit the End the Epidemics Voter Action Center

Find voter information including info about your 2020 candidates and your elected officials, and resources to do things like vote early or request an absentee ballot.  

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Access the Social Media Toolkit

Get your communities involved by spreading the word about End the Epidemics issues and election-related events with this handy social media toolkit. 

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Access the Organizational Toolkit

Are you part of an organization supporting End the Epidemics? Get a list of resources and tools including trainings, Zoom backgrounds, sample scripts, and more. 

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