If you are voting in the November 2018 election in California, these are the propositions and candidates that our chapter has voted to endorse:
- Vote YES on Props 1 and 2 because these bond measures would help fill serious gaps in existing housing programs. Prop 1 issues $4 billion in bonds for housing programs and veterans’ home loans, and Prop 2 lets the state use $2 billion from existing bonds for homelessness prevention housing.
- Vote YES on Prop 8, the Fair Pricing for Dialysis Act, because dialysis clinics routinely overcharge patients – in some cases, more than three times the cost of providing care. Prop 8 would end price-gouging, tying charges to the cost of care rather than the whims of unscrupulous providers who know their patients have nowhere else to go.
- Vote YES on Prop 10, the Affordable Housing Act, because all renters deserve to benefit from rent control. Prop 10 would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act of 1995, and allow local cities and voters to provide rent control for renters in newer apartments, duplexes, and single-family homes.
- Vote YES on Prop 12, the Prevention of Cruelty to Farm Animals Act, because it reduces animal suffering, improves food safety, and protects the environment, by banning the sale of meat from animals confined in spaces below specified sizes.
Local Ballot Measures
We’ve proudly endorsed a single local ballot measure:
- Palo Alto: vote YES on Measure F, the Palo Alto Accountable and Affordable Health Care Initiative, because Stanford Health Care has been getting away with high rates of hospital infections, high prices, and poor conditions for workers. Prop F would limit the costs charged by healthcare providers to 15% above the costs of direct patient care, forcing Stanford to invest in care, not capital accumulation.
We are proud to support two candidates for City Council:
- Redwood City: vote for Diana Reddy for City Council. A longtime leader in Faith in Action, Diana Reddy is a grassroots candidate fighting for housing justice, who has earned both our endorsement as well as that of our neighbors in DSA-Peninsula.
- East Palo Alto: vote for Patricia Lopez for City Council. Patricia Lopez is a community leader who has stood against RV evictions, gentrification, and the political power of big tech.