California Ballot Measure Positions

read our stance on these ballot measures for 2020

Proposition 16 (2020): Restoring Affirmative Action in State Government

RAC-CA endorses Proposition 16, which would once again allow consideration of race, gender, and ethnicity (affirmative action) in state government - specifically contracting and procurement, employment, and university admissions - after a 24-year ban.

Proposition 17: Voting Rights Restoration for Persons on Parole Amendment

RAC-CA endorses Proposition 17, which would amend the state constitution to allow people who are on parole to vote.

RAC-CA Opposes Proposition 20: Criminal Sentencing, Parole, and DNA Collection

Proposition 20 would reverse the significant gains of recent reforms by repealing key aspects of Public Safety Realignment, Proposition 47, and Proposition 57, two initiatives that RAC-CA strongly supported.

Proposition 15 (2020): Tax on Commercial and Industrial Properties for Education and Local Government Funding Initiative

To address the profound shortages in funding for California schools and local communities, Prop 15 would raise $8-12 billion per year by assessing commercial property at its current market rate.