Nov. 3 Ballot Initiatives

IE United’s positions on CA State, SB County and SB City initiatives:

California State Props.

Cali will vote on 12 statewide ballot propositions

Issues $5.5 billion in bonds for state stem cell research institute.

  • Support
    • California Democratic Party
    • Californians for Stem Cell Research, Treatments & Cures
    • University of California Board of Regents

This year, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to end 42 years of disinvestment in our communities. Passing Prop 15 would close a tax loophole used by a handful of wealthy corporations, and reclaim $12 billion every year towards California’s future. The Inland Empire alone would receive an additional $848.8 million! 60% of the funding will go to local governments and 40% to public schools. The proposition was designed with accountability and transparency built in so that community members can clearly see how the money will be allocated if passed. Vote Yes on Prop 15.

 

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  • Support
    • California Democratic Party 
    • ACLU of Northern and Southern California 
    • Democratic Socialists of America 
    • Indivisible CA 
    • Equality California 
    • League of Women Voters of California 
    • Sierra Club California 
    • California Teachers Association 
    • Dolores Huerta 
    • Vice President Joe Biden 
    • Senator Kamala Harris 
    • Senator Bernie Sanders
    • Senator Elizabeth Warren 
    • Senator Cory Booker 
    • Governor Gavin Newsom 
    • Congresswoman Karen Bass
    • Congresswoman Barbara Lee 
    • State Senator Connie Leyva 
    • State Senator Holly Mitchell 
  • Opposition 
    • AMVETS Department of California
    • California Small Business Association
    • California Chamber of Commerce 
    • California Black Chamber of Commerce
    • California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

In order to tackle any of the issues facing our community, we have to seek not just equality, but equity and justice for all. Prop 16 gives us the chance to do just that by repealing the ban on affirmative action in California and becoming more race conscious as we consider housing, employment, and education. Despite the fact that California is the most diverse state in the country, we are also one of only nine states that bans affirmative action. When women still make less than 80 cents to every man's dollar, when Latinos are over half of our public school students but only a quarter of undergrad students, when women and POC owned businesses lose a billion dollars a year in state and federal contracts, we know we are failing our communities. For all advocates of racial and gender justice, Yes on 16 is our only option.

 

  • Support
    • Opportunity for All Coalition 
    • ACLU of California 
    • Equality California 
    • NextGen California 
    • California State Student Association 
    • California Teachers Association
    • SEIU California State Council 
    • State Superintendent Tony Thurmond 
    • Dolores Huerta 
    • Senator Dianne Feinstein 
    • Senator Kamala Harris 
    • Governor Gavin Newsom 
    • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
    • Congresswoman Katie Porter
    • Congresswoman Karen Bass
    • Congresswoman Barbara Lee
    • Congressman Mark Takano 
  • Opposition 
    • California for Equal Rights
    • State Senator Melissa Melendez
    • American Freedom Alliance 

In a democratic society, voting must be a right for all, not a privilege. Right now, 50,000 Californians who have completed their prison sentences still cannot vote in elections. Stripping the right to vote from formerly incarcerated people is a form of voter suppression that is deeply contrary to our values, and now is the time to begin correcting that. Join us in voting Yes on Prop 17.

 

  • Support
    • California Democratic Party
    • ACLU of California 
    • League of Women Voters of California 
    • Senator Kamala Harris 
    • Secretary of State Alex Padilla
    • State Senator Holly Mitchell 
  • Opposition 
    • State Senator Jim Nielsen

If you can vote in general elections, you should be able to vote in primary elections. 

We are in a pivotal moment as a country and the stakes have never been higher for youth. From 2014-2018 voter participation of folks 18-24 in the Inland Empire rose 260% and much of the protests for racial justice and criminal justice reform were led by young people. Additionally, we know voter participation is all about habit forming: the sooner we can get people to both register and show up and vote, the more likely that person is to vote regularly. California is behind 25 other states that already allow 17-year-olds to primary - let’s get caught up to speed by voting Yes on Prop 18.

 

  • Support
    • Secretary of State Alex Padilla

Changes tax assessment transfers and inheritance rules.

 

  • Support
    • California Democratic Party
    • California Association of Realtors 
    • California for Disability Rights 
    • Governor Gavin Newsom 
  • Opposition 
    • Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

One piece of our IE United platform is to take a restorative approach to criminal justice. It is important for the health and safety of our communities and community members that we invest in community based alternatives to incarceration and implement restorative justice solutions that address crime as opposed to criminals. The heart of this proposition is antithetical to ours. Prop 20 would increase incarceration, make it easier to charge people with felonies as opposed to misdemeanors, keep people in prison longer, and expand genetic surveillance. Safety doesn’t come from punishment and there is no evidence to support that implementing these measures would improve communities or reduce crime. Stop the police from rolling back justice reforms and vote No on Prop 20

 

  • Support
    • Keep California Safe 
    • Los Angeles Police Protective League 
    • Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs
  • Opposition 
    • California Democratic Party
    • ACLU of California 
    • California Partnership to End Domestic Violence 
    • Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice 
    • League of Women Voters of California 
    • NextGen California 
    • California League of Conservation Voters 
    • Equality California 
    • National Center for Crime Victims 
    • Public Defenders Association 
    • SEIU California State Council 
    • California Teachers Association 
    • California Labor Federation

 

In the Inland Empire alone, 40% of people are renters. We see across the state that rising rent prices are making it difficult for people to stay in their homes, driving up homelessness. Prop 21 will allow for counties and cities to expand rent control and help people stay in their homes. It incentives the construction of new housing and exempts single family homeowners. Help us manage the housing crisis in our state and vote Yes on Prop 21.

 

  • Support
    • California Democratic Party
    • AIDS Healthcare Foundation 
    • ACLU of Southern California 
    • Democratic Socialists of America, Los Angeles 
    • SEIU California State Council 
    • Dolores Huerta 
    • Senator Bernie Sanders 
    • Congresswoman Maxine Waters 
  • Opposition 
    • Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association 
    • California Taxpayers Association 
    • Essex Property Trust, Inc
    • Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc
    • Invitation Homes 
    • Governor Gavin Newsom

  • App-based companies like Uber and Lyft have been violating workers rights laws for years now and the California Attorney General and many city attorneys have started cracking down on them. To avoid having to appropriately classify workers, pay a minimum wage, offer benefits like sick pay and healthcare, and offer unemployment insurance and workers comp, these companies wrote this proposition to buy themselves exemption under the law. 70% of these “gig” workers put in over 30 hours a week and have become even more essential during the pandemic. Help us hold these large corporations accountable to their employees and demand fair employment for all by voting No on Prop 22.  
  • Support
    • DoorDash
    • Uber
    • Lyft
    • Instacart
    • Postmates
    • California Small Business Association
    • California Police Chiefs Association
    • California State Sheriff’s Association
  • Opposition 
    • Gig Workers Rising 
    • California Teachers Association
    • California Labor Federation
    • Unite HERE 
    • SEIU California State Council
    • Vice President Joe Biden 
    • Senator Kamala Harris 
    • Senator Elizabeth Warren 
    • Speaker of the State Assembly Anthony Rendon 

 

Requires physician on-site at dialysis clinics and consent from the state for a clinic to close.

 

  • Support
    • SEIU-UHW West
  • Opposition 
    • California Medical Association

Expands the provisions of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and creates the California Privacy Protection Agency to implement and enforce the CCPA.

 

  • Support
    • Andrew Yang 
    • Congressman Ro Khanna
  • Opposition 
    • ACLU of California 
    • Council on Islamic American Relations - California 
    • Color of Change
    • League of Women Voters of California 
    • Dolores Huerta

In this election we have one shot - and one shot only - to END cash bail in California. The 2 billion dollar for-profit bail bond industry was designed to strip wealth from people and their families, not to protect communities. Under our current system, people must wait in jail before their court dates not because of presumed innocence or guilt, but based on how much money they have. Not only is the system deeply unfair and unjust, it is incredibly costly: there are roughly 46,000 people awaiting trial in local jails costing the state $5 million a day. This fall, Californians have the chance to end this financially and criminally unjust practice in our state by voting Yes on Prop 25 and ending money bail for good.

 

  • Support
    • California Democratic Party
    • League of Women Voters of California 
    • NextGen California 
    • SEIU California State Council 
    • California Teachers Association
    • Governor Gavin Newsom 
    • Congresswoman Karen Bass
    • State Senator Holly Mitchell 
    • State Senator Connie Leyva 
    • Speaker of the State Assembly Anthony Rendon  
  • Opposition 
    • American Bail Coalition
    • California Bail Agents Association
    • California Small Business Association
    • Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

San Bernardino County Measures

SB County will vote on these ballot measures

This Measure would adopt a revised San Bernardino County Charter. The revised Charter would be more streamlined, delete obsolete and redundant provisions, modernize the Charter, and require the Board of Supervisors convene a Charter Review Committee every 10 years.

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San Bernardino City Election

City residents will vote for or against Measure S

On July 15, the San Bernardino City Council voted unanimously to place Measure S, an extension of the City’s sales tax at a one percent rate, on the November ballot to maintain funding for city services to our community