AMERICANS FOR DEMOCRATIC ACTION SOCAL NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS

AMERICANS FOR DEMOCRATIC ACTION SOCAL
NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS

 

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Every year, pundits and politicians declare that “This year is the most important election you’ll ever vote in.”  And this year, it might be true.  This is the year that America comes closest to becoming an authoritarian, fascist country.  

 

Californians will be voting by mail, but if you want to make sure your ballot is counted, follow the instructions to the letter - make sure your signature looks like the one that’s on file - mail in your ballot early so that Trump’s postmaster general won’t delay it getting to where it can be counted.  We’ll share more information with details on how to make sure your ballot gets in properly as we get closer to the election.  

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NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS


President: Joe Biden

 

US Congress:

District 27 - Judy Chu

District 29 - Angelica Dueñas

District 33 - Ted Lieu

District 34 – David Kim

District 37 - Karen Bass

District 43 - Maxine Waters

District 44 - Nanette Barragan

District 45 - Katie Porter

District 47 - Alan Lowenthal

District 50 - Ammar Campa-Najjar

 

California State Senate:

District 25 - Anthony Portantino

District 27 - Henry Stern

 

California Assembly:

District 43 - Laura Friedman

District 46 - Adrin Nazarian

District 47 - Eloise Reyes

District 59 - Reggie Jones Sawyer

District 63 - Maria Estrada

District 70 - Patrick O'Donnell

 

LA County Supervisor:

District 2 - Holly Mitchell

 

LA County District Attorney:

George Gascón

 

Superior Court

Office 72 - Steve Morgan

Office 80 - Klint James McKay

 

LA City Council

District 2 - Paul Kerkorian

District 4 - Nithya Raman

District 10 - Grace Yoo

 

Burbank City Council

Nick Schultz

 

Culver City Council

Khin Khin Gyi

Los Angeles School Board:

Patricia Castellanos, Scott Shmerelson

Los Angeles Community College District:

Trustee #1 – Andra Hoffman

Trustee #3 – Anthony Danna

Trustee #5 – Michelle Manos

Trustee #7 – Mike Fong

Garden Grove School Board – Nick Dibs

California Ballot Measures:

Prop. 15 – Split Roll on Prop. 13 -  YES
Prop. 16 – A Return to Affirmative Action –  YES
Prop. 17 – Would Allow Parolees to Vote - YES
Prop. 18 – Would Allow 17-year-olds to vote –    YES
Prop. 19 - Property Tax Exemptions -    YES
Prop. 20 – Tougher Parole –  NO
Prop. 21 – Rent Control –  YES
Prop. 22 – Special Rules for the Gig Economy –  NO
Prop. 23 – Kidney Dialysis –    YES
Prop. 24 – New Consumer Privacy-  YES
Prop. 25 – Eliminate Cash Bail -   YES
LA County Measure J – Alternatives to Incarceration - YES

                                                                                                  


RE-ENVISIONING SAFETY IN AMERICA

 

 


The horror of George Floyd's murder has inspired a deep debate about re-envisioning Public Safety in America.  The call to “Defund The Police!” does not mean the elimination of law enforcement -- it means divesting money from bloated police budgets and investing instead in people to deal proactively with addiction, homelessness and mental illness. Gun-toting police aren’t the answer to these problems.  So many police shootings occur in the context of these issues.  

Militarizing the Police hasn’t reduced crime. Neither has throwing more and more money at police departments.  It’s time to try something different.  Eugene, Oregon has been diverting money from its police to the hiring of medics and social workers to address addiction issues, mental illness or homelessness ---and it’s been very effective.

The latest Los Angeles City Budget was slated to devote 54% of discretionary funds to the LAPD.  Now, in response to the protests, the City Council is considering cutting between $100 and $150 million from Mayor Garcetti's original budget. But this is merely rolling back a yearly hike in spending — it's not the serious change that’s needed.  New York's City Council is talking about cutting $1 billion from their police budget, so LA could make more drastic cuts and fund needed community services. This would also free up police officers to do things they are uniquely suited to - such as solving crimes!  

Black Lives Matter has put together a powerful proposal along these lines.  You can read it at: https://peoplesbudgetla.com.

We’re asking LA Residents to call their City Council members and ask them to get serious about a new approach to public safety -- substantial cuts to LAPD and moving the money into community services for crime prevention and for non-violent crisis resolution. Tell them his is the moment for real substantive change, not merely trimming around the edges. Here is a list of Los Angeles City Council members:


CONTACT YOUR LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN YOUR DISTRICT

Map of Council District Boundaries

Council Member District 1 - Gil Cedillo   (213)473-7001
Council Member District 2 - Paul Krekorian (213) 473-7002
Council Member District 3 - Bob Blumenfield (213) 473-7003
Council Member District 4 - David E. Ryu (213) 473-7004
Council Member District 5 - Paul Koretz (213) 473-7005
Council Member District 6 - Nury Martinez (213) 473-7006
Council Member District 7 - Monica Rodriguez (213) 473-7007
Council Member District 8 - Marqueece Harris-Dawson (213) 473-7008
Council Member District 9 - Curren D. Price, Jr. (213) 473-7009
Council Member District 10 - Herb J. Wesson, Jr. (213) 473-7010
Council Member District 11 - Mike Bonin (213) 473-7011
Council Member District 12 - John Lee (213) 473-7012
Council Member District 13 - Mitch O'Farrell (213) 473-7013
Council Member District 14 - Jose Huizar (213) 473-7014
Council Member District 15 - Joe Buscaino (213) 473-7015

 

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