Californians are facing decisions on 17 statewide ballot propositions. The Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College has produced an online “Video Voter” series to give voters an objective, easy-to-understand guide to these propositions. In brief 2-3 minute videos, we present each measure’s basic purpose, major supporters and opponents, and arguments pro and con. We hope these videos help you make informed voting decisions.
Subtitles are available for each video in English and Spanish.
To access the subtitles, click on the YouTube video, click on “settings” and select “subtitles” either in English or Spanish.
Hay subtítulos para cada vídeo en inglés y español.
Para acceder a los subtítulos, haz clic en el vídeo YouTube, haz clic en “settings,” y elija “subtitles” en inglés o español.
Proposition 53 would give voters the right to vote on state-issued revenue bonds totaling more than $2 billion for a project, such as the state’s high-speed rail project. (Skip Wiltshire-Gordon)
Proposition 55 would extend the temporary increase in the state personal income tax for high earners voters approved in 2012 and provide additional money to public education and health care programs. (Grace Lee)
Proposition 57 would give nonviolent felons greater opportunities for early release and parole, and give judges, rather than prosecutors, power to decide whether to try juveniles in adult court. (Tyler Finn)
Proposition 59 is an advisory question asking voters whether they support the reversal of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010) and related court rulings. (Zachary Wong)
Proposition 60 would place new regulations on California’s adult film industry, including a requirement that performers wear condoms and other protective devices during filming. (Wesley Edwards)
Proposition 67 would prohibit stores from providing customers single-use plastic bags and would require stores to charge customers a minimum of 10 cents for each paper or reusable bag. (Tamara Skinner)
The Rose Institute would like to sincerely thank these individuals for their translation services: Lanie Corrigan, Nick Federochko, Professor Esther Hernandez, Bryn Miller, Alejandro Salvador, Sonia Skinner, Professor Raquel Vega-Duran, Edgar Warnholtz