Criminal Justice System. Victims’ Rights. Parole — State of California (Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute – Majority Approval Required)
- Shall notification to victim and opportunity for input during phases of criminal justice process, including bail, pleas, sentencing and parole be required? Shall victim safety be a consideration for bail or parole?
Because: This proposition is unduly costly and proven to be an ineffective means of protecting citizens and victims.
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Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Renewable Energy. Bonds — State of California (Initiative Statute – Majority Approval Required)
- Shall $5 billion in bonds paid from state’s General Fund be authorized to help consumers and others purchase certain vehicles, and to help research in renewable energy and alternative fuel vehicles?
Because: Like Prop 7, this proposition will put entrepreneurs (new inventors) out of business, keeping the origination of ideas controlled by big corporations.
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Redistricting — State of California (Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute – Majority Approval Required)
- Shall the authority for establishing state office boundaries be changed from elected representatives to a commission comprised of Democrats, Republicans, and representatives of neither party selected from the registered voter pool in a multilevel process?
Because: This process is a ridiculous idea. It’s wasteful and time-consuming and will not make districts more diverse. The system of choosing the redistricting “representatives” is choosing people who have nothing but conflicts of interest. It’s a mess that will be bad for everyone. Truly a hootenany idea that shouldn’t be on the ballot.
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Veteran’s Bond Act of 2008 — State of California (Bond – Majority Approval Required)
- Shall a nine hundred million dollar ($900,000,000) bond be issued to provide farm and home aid for California veterans?
Because: Veterans should be taken care of by the United States Government, for whom they served. California cannot afford to lift the country’s burden off it’s shoulders by borrowing money. We do not have the resources to make this happen, and the oversight of the project would be a mess. Money needs to go into rehabilitation services, health services, and especially mental health services for our veterans.