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CFRW June Primary Positions - The June [5th] Primary Election is right around the corner, 55 days away, if you can believe it. So, it is high time we start educating voters on the ballot measures!
The California Federation of Republican Women publish our ballot measure positions every election. These are the official positions of the CFRW, voted on by the CFRW Voting Body. The Voting Body is made up of our CFRW State President, the three State Division Vice-Presidents, and the three Division Presidents. These 7 women study analyses compiled by the CFRW Advocate and the CFRW Ballot Measures Legislative Analyst. After a consensus vote, our official positions are made.
Information, talking points, and voter-guides will be available in each Capitol Update leading to the Primary Election. It is YOUR responsibility as a Californian and a member of the California Federation of Republican Women to educate voters!
Remember when talking to voters about the Ballot Measures- they are written intentionally to persuade the voter for their desired outcome.
Who can manipulate ballot measures to sway the outcome? Governor Brown, Secretary of State Alex Padilla, and Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Those three very powerful Democrats have gate-keeping power for almost all ballot measures. They decide the language, the title, the summary, and the order in which the ballot measures are listed. Every voter should understand the power in shaping elections that the Governor, Secretary of State, and the State Attorney General have.
In the upcoming Capitol Updates, until June 5th, we will highlight each Proposition with information on its history and journey to the ballot, the rationale for our positions, talking points for educating voters, and closer to the election we will provide easy voter-guides to distribute before election day.
For today, we will list the Propositions by number, title, a one-sentence summary, and our position. If you have any questions about a ballot measure or our positions, please email our Advocate at email@example.com.
OFFICIAL CFRW POSITIONS
Prop 68: NO
California Parks, Environment, and Water Bond- would issue a $4 billion general obligation bond, with a 3.5% interest rate over 30 years, bringing the bill to the taxpayers up to $6.4 billion total. The CFRW says vote NO.
Prop 69: NO
Transportation Taxes and Fees Lockbox and Appropriations Limit Exemption Amendment- states that Senate Bill 1 revenue from diesel taxes will be placed in a “lockbox” and used only for transportation fund purposes. The CFRW says vote NO.
Prop 70: NO
Vote Requirement to Use Cap and Trade Funds Amendment- would require a one-time vote in 2024 by a 2/3rds legislative majority to allocate state Cap and Trade program revenue. The CFRW says NO.
Prop 71: YES
Effective Date of Ballot Measures Amendment- changes the date for when voter-approved ballot measures take effect from the day after the election to the fifth day after the Secretary of State certifies the election. The CFRW says vote YES.
Prop 72: YES
Rainwater Capture Systems Excluded from Property Tax Assessment- would exclude any new rainwater capture structures from property value tax reassessment from counting as a new structure. The CFRW says vote YES.
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That government exists to protect the freedom of opportunity in which each individual’s creative ability can flourish.
That government activity should be limited to those things that people cannot do at all, or cannot do so well for themselves.
That the most effective government is government closest to the people.
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