Looking for a good starting place to get some perspective on some of the many propositions on the ballot this year? We’d recommend checking out the League of Pissed Off Voters’ Guide to the Election. You might have already seen their booklet around town–as they may have hit even more bars, clubs and got even more walking steps in than the bulk of us–all in the hopes of getting the (liberal-leaning) word out to voters.
There is also the printable PDF voter guide which you can bring with you when you go to vote. Their website also offers a full breakdown of each political candidate running for office, who they support, what they believe in and WHY.
With less than a week until this election madness is over, the San Francisco League of Pissed Off Voters is also hosting at party at the Fleet Wood gallery tonight from 6pm-10pm. The event is at 839 Larkin St. This will be fun night of art, music, drinks–and voters guides. DJ Such N’ Such will be spinning soothing soul tunes. The party is part of the First Thursday Art Walk in Lower Polk.
Also a reminder: Election Day is November 8th, with polls opening at 7am and close at 8pm. To find your polling place, call 311, visit SFelections.org, or vote in City Hall. Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, Independent, or undecided, seize your civic duty this year and V-O-T-E.
Below find a summary of the League’s endorsements for each California state, San Francisco, and regional proposition.
Prop 51: School Construction & Repair Bond – No Endorsement
Prop 52: Wonky Hospital Medi-Cal Matching Fees – Yes
Prop 53: Require Even More Bonds On the Ballot – No
Prop 54: Publish Bills 72 Hours Before a Vote – Yes
Prop 55: Extension of Income Tax on the 1% – Hell Yes
Prop 56: Tax E-cigs & Bump Up Cigarette Tax – Yes
Prop 57: Progressive Parole Reform – Hell Yes
Prop 58: Allow Multilingual Education in Public Schools – Yes
Prop 59: Citizens United Sucks – Sure ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Prop 60: Moralizing Crusade to Require Condoms in Adult Films – No
Prop 61: Wonky Prescription Drug Pricing Change – No
Prop 62: Repeal the Death Penalty – Hell Yes
Prop 63: Gavin Newsom’s Vanity Gun Control Prop – Ugh, fine
Prop 64: Marijuana Legalization – Hell Yes
Prop 65: Redirect Money from the Disposable Bag Fee – No
Prop 66: Kill Everyone Even Faster with the Death Penalty – AYFKM? No!
Prop 67: Protect the Plastic Bag Ban – Yes
San Francisco Propositions
Prop A: Local School District Bond – Yes
Prop B: Renew the Parcel Tax for City College – Yes
Prop C: Bond to Make Loans to Buy and Fix Affordable Housing – Yes
Prop D: Let’s Elect Our Elected Officials – Hell Yes
Prop E: Make the City Responsible for Street Trees – Yes
Prop F: Vote 16! – Hell Yes
Prop G: Rename the Office of Citizen Complaints – Sure :/
Prop H: Create a Public Advocate – Yes
Prop I: Set Aside Funding for Seniors & People with Disabilities – Yes
Prop J: Set Aside Funding for Homelessness & Transportation – Yes
Prop K: Sales Tax to Cover Prop J’s Set Aside – Yes
Prop L: Shift 3 of 7 MTA Board Appointments from Mayor to the BoS – Yes
Prop M: Create Oversight Commission & Kill Realtor Props P & U – Yes
Prop N: Non-Citizen Voting in School Board Elections – Hell Yes
Prop O: Special Favor for Lennar Corp on Office Development – No
Prop P: Snarl Affordable Housing in Red Tape – Hell No
Prop Q: Demonize the Homeless for Political Gain – Fuck No
Prop R: Micromanage the Police Department – No
Prop S: Reallocate Hotel Tax to Arts and Homeless Family Services – Yes
Prop T: Restrict Campaign Contributions from Lobbyists – Yes
Prop U: Eliminate Affordable Housing – Hell No
Prop V: One Cent an Ounce Soda Tax – Yes
Prop W: Luxury Property Transfer Tax – Hell Yes
Prop X: Preserve Industrial and Arts Spaces – Yes
Prop RR: $3.5 Billion Bond to Repair & Upgrade BART – Yes