California Latino Voter Guide 2016

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Proposition 51 - Public School Facility Bonds
LVL recommends a YES vote. Prop 51 will authorize $9 billion in general obligation bonds for new construction and modernization of K-12 school and California Community Colleges facilities. Prop 51 will ensure that K-12 schools and Community Colleges meet health and safety standards. Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced his support for Prop 51.

yeson51.com

YES

Proposition 52 - Voter Approval to Divert Hospital Fee Revenue Dedicated to Medi-Cal
LVL recommends a YES vote. Prop 52 will extend an existing charge imposed on private hospitals to fund Medi-Cal health care services, care for uninsured patients and children's health coverage. This revenue will also be used to provide grants for public hospitals; Legislature is prohibited from diverting this money. California Latino Legislative Caucus' members support Prop 52.

yesprop52.org

YES

Proposition 53 - Voter Approval Requirement for Revenue Bonds above $2 Billion
LVL recommends a NO vote. Prop 53 interupts local control by requiring a statewide vote on some local infastructure projects that exceed $2 billion. LULAC and MALDEF oppose Prop 53.

noprop53.com

NO

Proposition 54 - Public Display of Legislative Bills Prior to Vote
LVL recommends a NO vote. Prop 54 allows special interests to interfere in the Legislature by creating political "attack" ads and delaying passage of state laws. California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon wrote a letter opposing Prop 54.

noonproposition54.com

NO

Proposition 55 - Extension of Proposition 30 Income Tax Increase
LVL recommends a YES vote. Prop 55 prevents $4 billion in cuts to California's public schools, and increases children's access to healthcare, by maintaining current tax rates on high-income Californians. MALDEF, Latino Literacy Now, Latin Business Association, & Latino Institute for Corporate Inclusion support Prop 55.

YES

Proposition 56 - Tobacco Tax Increase
VL recommends a YES vote. Prop 56 will increase cigarette and other tobacco products' tax by $2. Revenue from these higher taxes would be used primarily to augment spending on health care for low-income Californians. This is also an incentive to prevent children from smoking and to save lives. Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, MALDEF, and William C Velasquez Institute support Prop 56.

yeson56.org

YES

Proposition 57 - Parole for Non-Violent Criminals and Juvenile Court Trial Requirements.
LVL recommends a YES vote. Prop 57 will allow for parole consideration for nonviolent felons. Prop 57 will save millions of taxpayer dollars and focus on rehabilitating juvenile and adult inmates. Governor Jerry Brown, Lt. Governor Newsom, and Former Superior Court Judge Reynoso support Prop 57.

vote4prop57.com

YES

Proposition 58 - Non-English Languages Allowed in Public Education
LVL recommends a YES vote. Prop 58 requires distrcits to solicit parent/community input in developing language acquisition programs. While it preserves the requirement that public schools ensure students obtain English language proficiency, Prop 58 authorizes school districts to establish dual-language immersion programs. California Association of Latino School Administrators, California Latino Caucus, California Latino School Board Association, Association of Mexican American Educators, and MALDEF.

supportprop58.com

YES

Proposition 59 - Overturn of Citizens United Act Advisory Question
LVL recommends a YES vote. Prop 59 is a step in the right direction to remove money out of politics. Prop 59 tells Congress that Californians want big money out of politics and to overturn the misguided Supreme Court rulings on Citizens United, which states corporations and people have the same constitutional rights. Senator Bernie Sanders, MALDEF, CA Labor Federation and many other unions support Prop 59.

yesonca59.com

YES

Proposition 60 - Condoms in Pornographic Films.
LVL recommends a NO vote. Supporters of Prop 60 argue that this measure ensures additional workplace health and safety requirements placed on adult film productions in California but opposition presents a stronger argument against the measure. We oppose Prop 60, if it passes then any Californian can sue adult film performers, violate their privacy, and weaken workplace health. Prop 60 is opposed by The Wall Las Memorias, LA LGBT Center, and bipartisan efforts.

dontharassca.com

NO

Proposition 61 - Drug Price Standards
LVL recommends a YES vote. Prop 61 prohibits state from buying any prescription drug from a drug manufacturer at prices over the lowest price paid for the drug by United States Department of Veteran Affairs. Prop 61 fights greedy Californians that profit from health and medical issues. Senator Bernie Sanders and CA Dem's Chicano Latino Caucus support Prop 61.

YesOn61.com

YES

Proposition 62 - Repeal of the Death Penalty
LVL recommends a YES vote. Prop 62 repeals the death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Prop 62 ensures no innocent person is executed like many have been before. Former CA Supreme Court Justice Reynoso, Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and MALDEF support Prop 62.

YesOn62.com

YES

Proposition 63 - Background Checks for Ammunition Purchases and Large-Capacity Ammunition Magazine Ban.
LVL recommends a YES vote. Prop 63 requires customer background check and Department of Justice authorization to purchase ammunition and prohibits large-capacity ammunition magazines. Prop 63 will imporve public safety by keeping guns and ammunition out of the wrong people. California Secratary of State Alex Padilla, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon and Assembly Speaker Emeritus John Perez support Prop 63.

safetyforall.com

YES

Proposition 64 - Marijuana Legalization
LVL recommends a YES vote. Prop 64 legalizes marijuana for use by adults 21 or older. Prop 64 will impose state taxes on sales and cultivation. The revenue will be used to support youth programs, environmental protection, and law enforcement. The measure will also allow California to control and regulate marijuana use, that will continue to happen whether it is legal or not. Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, William C Velazquez Institute, Adelante, National Latino Evangelical Association, National Latino Officers Association, and LA Latino Chamber of Commerce support Prop 64.

YesOn64.org

YES

Proposition 65 - Dedication of Revenue from Disposable Bag Sales to Wildlife Conservation Fund
LVL recommends a NO vote. Prop 65 requires stores to deposit bag sale proceeds into a special fund to support specified environmental projects. Prop 65 seems to be an environmental friendly measure but environmnetal justice organizations criticize the measure to be the plastic manufacturing industry's loophole to reintroduce plastic bags. Latino Coalition Against Plastic Pollution that includes labor rights activist, Dolores Huertas opposes Prop 65.

noonproposition65.com

NO

Proposition 66 - Death Penatly Procedures
LVL recommends a NO vote. Prop 66 would change procedures governing state court challenges to death sentences by speeding the process while removing many appeal procedures. Prop 66 is a tool for conservatives to combat Prop 62 by confusing voters and presenting a pro death penalty measure. CEJA, California Catholic Conference, National Hispanic Leadership, and PICO California.

nooncaprop66.org

NO

Proposition 67 - Plastic Bag Ban Veto Referndum
LVL recommends a YES vote. Prop 67 is an environmnetal measure that prohibits grocery stores from providing single-use plastic or paper carryout bags but permits the sale of recycled paper bags and reusable bags. This is a great proposition to create a better environment for wildlife, litter communities, raise clean-up costs, and clog recycling machines. Governor Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, Assembly Speaker Rendon, and Latino Coalition Against Plastic Pollution that includes Dolores Huerta, AZUL, LA Councilman Huizar, Astronaut Hernandez amongst others support Prop 67.

cayeson67.com

YES

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