31 October 2008

This Week in Numbers: The Propositions

Only 4 more days until you cast your ballot. This is probably the most important election of our generation. Not only do we have two very different presidential candidates, but we have 11 very important propositions on the table in California. Do you know how you're going to vote on November 4th?

This is not the place to voice my opinion, but rather to give you the tools to cast an educated vote. Below are the propositions and the supporting/opposing parties. Click on the link for the official Arguments & Rebuttals.

Prop 2 Standards for Confining Farm Animals

FOR: 
WAYNE PACELLE, President 
The Humane Society of the United States
DR. KATE HURLEY, D.V.M., M.P.V.M., Clinical Professor
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
ANDREW KIMBRELL, Executive Director
Center for Food Safety

AGAINST:
DR. CRAIG REED, DVM, Former Deputy Administrator
Food Safety and Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
DR. TIM E. CARPENTER, Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
DR. PATRICIA BLANCHARD, DVM, PhD.,
Branch Chief, University of California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System


Prop 3 Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program. Initiative Statute

FOR
ROBIN MEEKS, Parent
MINDY VAZQUEZ, Parent
DIANE GIBSON, Parent


AGAINST
LEWIS K. UHLER, President
National Tax Limitation Committee
EDWARD 'TED' COSTA, President
People’s Advocate
JON FLEISCHMAN, Publisher
Flashreport.org


Prop 4 Waiting Period & Parental Notification for Abortion for a Minor

FOR
BARBARA ALBY, Author
California’s “Megan’s Law” Child Protection Legislation
JOSEPH R. ZANGA, M.D., FAAP, Past President
American Academy of Pediatrics
THE HONORABLE TONY RACKAUCKAS, J.D.,
District Attorney, Orange County


AGAINST
DR. MYLES B. ABBOTT, Chair
American Academy of Pediatrics, California District
DONNA GERBER, President
California Nurses Association
NANCY SCHUBB, President
California Association of School Counselors


Prop 5 Nonviolent Drug Offenses. Sentencing, Parole, Rehabilitation

FOR
JEANNE WOODFORD, Former Warden
San Quentin State Prison
DANIEL MACALLAIR, Executive Director
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
DR. JUDITH MARTIN, President
California Society of Addiction Medicine


AGAINST
CHARLES A. HURLEY, CEO
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
JERRY DYER, President
California Police Chiefs Association
BONNIE M. DUMANIS, President
California District Attorneys Association


Prop 6 Police & Law Enforcement Funding. Criminal Penalties & Laws

FOR
LEE BACA
Sheriff, Los Angeles County
BONNIE M. DUMANIS
District Attorney, San Diego County
HARRIET C. SALARNO, Chair
Crime Victims United of California


AGAINST
LOU PAULSON, President
California Professional Firefighters
STEPHAN B. WALKER, Chief Executive Officer
Minorities in Law Enforcement

Prop 7 Renewable Energy Generation

FOR
DR. DONALD W. AITKEN, Ph.D.
Renewable Energy Scientist, Los Angeles County
JOHN L. BURTON 
California State Senate, President Pro Tem (Ret.)
JIM GONZALEZ, Chair
Californians for Solar and Clean Energy


AGAINST
SUE KATELEY, Executive Director
California Solar Energy Industries Association
TOM ADAMS, Board President
California League of Conservation Voters
TERESA CASAZZA, President
California Taxpayers’ Association


Prop 8 Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry

FOR
RON PRENTICE, President
California Family Council
ROSEMARIE "ROSIE" AVILA, Governing Board   Member
Santa Ana Unified School District
BISHOP GEORGE McKINNEY, Director
Coalition of African American Pastors


AGAINST
SAMUEL THORON, Former President
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
JULIA MILLER THORON, Parent

Prop 9  Criminal Justice System. Victim's Rights. Parole.

FOR
MARCELLA M. LEACH, Co-Founder
Justice for Homicide Victims
LaWANDA HAWKINS, Founder
Justice for Murdered Children
DAN LEVEY, National President
The National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children


AGAINST
SHEILA A. BEDI, Executive Director
Justice Policy Institute
ALLAN BREED, Former Director
California Department of Corrections

Prop 10  Alternative Fuel Vehicles & Renewable Energy.

FOR
DR. ALAN HENDERSON, Past President
American Cancer Society, California Division
MIGUEL PULIDO, Governing Board Member
South Coast Air Quality Management District
ALLISON HART, Executive Director
Clean and Renewable Energy Association


AGAINST
LENNY GOLDBERG, Executive Director
California Tax Reform Association
MARK TONEY, Executive Director
The Utility Reform Network (TURN)
MARTY HITTLEMAN, President
California Federation of Teachers


Prop 11 Redistricting

FOR
JANIS R. HIROHAMA, President
League of Women Voters of California
TERESA CASAZZA, President
California Taxpayers’ Association
JEANNINE ENGLISH, President
AARP California


AGAINST
DANIEL H. LOWENSTEIN, Former Chair
Fair Political Practices Commission
ROBERT BALGENORTH, President
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
MARTY HITTLEMAN, President
California Federation of Teachers

Prop 12  Veteran's Bond Act of 2008

FOR
SENATOR MARK WYLAND, Chairman
Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs
ASSEMBLYMAN GREG AGHAZARIAN
ASSEMBLYMAN TONY STRICKLAND


AGAINST
GARY WESLEY

1 comment:

red e fine said...

http://confusedinsolarcalifornia.blogspot.com

Interesting and factual information regarding proposition 7.