Californians to vote on seven new propositions
Here is The Californian's guide to understanding Propositions 1, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31.
Seven new California propositions that potentially affect everything from abortion to funding for art and music in schools are on the ballot in Tuesday’s election.
Propositions are a way citizens can directly change legislation, but they can be convoluted and have unclear consequences at times. Powerful corporations often push for propositions they will benefit from, unbeknownst to voters.
“Oftentimes, these big companies aren’t being like, like, we’re trying to help these tribes for no reason. They’re going to profit off of it,” said senior Stephanie Hunt, who serves as president for Cal High’s Junior State of America (JSA) club. “Ads can be really misleading because it’s like a Native American, crying, saying, don’t vote for this.”
To clarify the seven propositions and the motivations behind them, here is The Californian’s breakdown of Propositions 1, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31.