The AAPIs for Civic Empowerment Education Fund California State Fall Voter Guide
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
We believe that all communities are healthier, safer when everyone has access to an affordable home, a good education, and clear air and water.
Across California, many of our families are being displaced from their homes due to evictions and rising rent costs. Our schools and vital services are underfunded due to corporate tax loopholes, and profit-driven decisions are made at the expense of our health and safety. Asian American and Pacific Islander communities are affected by these issues as well as other communities of color. We recognize that our struggles for better access and resources are interlinked with the historic and current fights waged by Black and Brown communities.
This November, we have the power to build towards this vision and reinvest in our communities.Asian American and Pacific Islanders are voting at higher rates than ever, and our vote could be the deciding factor in this election! Join us and vote on Tuesday, November 6th!
General Election State Measures
The Veterans and Affordable Housing Act: YES ✔
Allows the state to issue $4 billion in general bonds to fund affordable housing programs and projects for low-income Californians, farmworkers, and veterans.
Housing Bond for Homelessness: YES ✔
Allows the state to use $2 billion in bonds to build permanent supportive housing with mental health services for the homeless. It aims to address the housing needs of CA’s chronically homeless population.
Funding Water Supply, Quality, and Water Infrastructure: YES ✔
Allows the state to borrow $8.8 billion in general bonds to fund safe drinking water, water-supply infrastructure, watershed protection and restoration. The proposal also provides extensive benefits and priority to disadvantaged communities and economically distressed areas.
Children’s Hospital Bond: YES ✔
Allows the state to borrow $1.5 billion to fund grants for capital improvements, including construction, expansion, renovation and equipping for qualifying children’s hospitals.
Property Tax Transfer: NO ✘
Will result in loss in revenue of over $2 billion for schools and social services. Allows homeowners 55 or older to transfer their property tax discount to their new home anywhere in the state, no matter the new home's market value or number of moves.
Gas Tax Repeal: NO ✘
Overturns the 2017 car fee and gas tax that pays for repairs and improvements to local roads, state highways, and public transportation (including transit, bicycle and pedestrian projects). If passed, the state would lose up to $5 billion per year.
Daylight Savings: NEUTRAL
Gives the state legislature the power to switch the state to permanent daylight savings time, but only if Congress approves.
Dialysis Regulation & Price Control: YES ✔
Limits the amount outpatient kidney dialysis clinics may charge for patient care and imposes penalties for excessive charges. Prohibits clinics from discriminating against patients based on the source of payment.
Expand Rights to Pass Local Rent Control: YES ✔
Repeals the Costa Hawkins state law and allows local government authorities the choice and ability to enact rent control measures on single family homes, and residential units built after 1995. This proposal would help address the rising rent costs and housing affordability crisis in California.
1 in 4 CA renters were severely cost-burdened, spending 50% or more of their income on rent in 2015. (Source: Budget Center Analysis of US Census Bureau & American Community Survey) In the last 7 years, Orange County rents increased 24%, with a current average rent of $1871. (Source: Reis Inc.) Californians shouldn’t be struggling to stay in their homes. We are in the middle of a housing affordability crisis, and the rent is too high! It’s time to vote Yes on Prop 10!
Ambulance Worker Break Rules: NO ✘
Requires private-sector emergency ambulance employees to remain on call during work breaks; exempts employers from potential liability for violations of labor laws.
New Standards for Confinement of Farm Animals: NEUTRAL
Requires pork and veal sold in CA be produced without restrictive crates, and that eggs produced cage-free. Establishes specific square footage requirements for confinement of farm animals.
- Deadline to Register to Vote: Oct. 22, 2018
- Deadline to Apply for vote-by-mail: Oct. 30, 2018
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