NASW-CA’s CalPACE Committee convened recently to vote and decide on endorsements for the upcoming election. You can download the following election information in PDF format here:
Social Work Voter Guide for the 2020 General Election
Candidate Endorsements are made by the CalPACE Committee and are based on the candidate’s commitment to the NASW Code of Ethics and official delegate assembly positions in Social Work Speaks. CalPACE evaluates candidates by sending out questionnaires and evaluating incumbent vote records.
|Senate District 03||Bill Dodd||Assembly District 35||Dawn Addis|
|Senate District 05||Susan Eggman, LCSW, PhD||Assembly District 37||Steve Bennett|
|Senate District 07||Steve Glazer||Assembly District 39||Luz Maria Rivas|
|Senate District 09||Nancy Skinner||Assembly District 40||James Ramos|
|Senate District 11||Scott Weiner||Assembly District 41||Chris Holden|
|Senate District 13||Josh Becker||Assembly District 43||Laura Friedman|
|Senate District 17||John Laird||Assembly District 44||Jacqui Irwin|
|Senate District 19||S. Monique Limon||Assembly District 45||Jesse Gabriel|
|Senate District 21||Kipp Mueller||Assembly District 46||Adrin Nazarian|
|Senate District 23||Abigail Medina||Assembly District 47||Eloise Gomez Reyes|
|Senate District 25||Anthony Portantino Jr.||Assembly District 48||Blanco Rubio|
|Senate District 27||Henry Stern||Assembly District 49||Edwin Chau|
|Senate District 29||Josh Newman||Assembly District 50||Richard Bloom|
|Senate District 31||Richard Roth||Assembly District 51||Wendy Carillo|
|Senate District 33||Lena Gonzalez||Assembly District 52||Freddie Rodriguez|
|Senate District 35||Steven Bradford||Assembly District 53||Miguel Santiago|
|Senate District 37||Dave Min||Assembly District 54||Sydney Kamlager|
|Senate District 39||Toni Atkins||Assembly District 55||Andrew Rodriguez|
|Assembly District 02||Jim Wood||Assembly District 56||Eduardo Garcia|
|Assembly District 04||Cecilia Aguiar-Curry||Assembly District 57||Lisa Calderon|
|Assembly District 07||Kevin McCarty||Assembly District 58||Cristina Garcia|
|Assembly District 08||Ken Cooley||Assembly District 59||Reginald Jones-Sawyer|
|Assembly District 10||Marc Levine||Assembly District 60||Sabrina Cervantes|
|Assembly District 12||Paul Akinjo||Assembly District 61||Jose Medina|
|Assembly District 13||Katherine Miller||Assembly District 62||Autumn Burke|
|Assembly District 14||Tim Grayson||Assembly District 63||Anthony Rendon|
|Assembly District 15||Buffy Wicks||Assembly District 64||Mike Gipson|
|Assembly District 16||Rebecca Bauer-Kahan||Assembly District 65||Sharon Quirk-Silva|
|Assembly District 17||David Chiu||Assembly District 66||Al Muratsuchi|
|Assembly District 18||Rob Bonta||Assembly District 68||Melissa Fox|
|Assembly District 19||Phil Ting||Assembly District 69||Tom Daly|
|Assembly District 20||Bill Quirk||Assembly District 70||Patrick O’Donnell|
|Assembly District 21||Adam Gray||Assembly District 72||Diedre Nguyen|
|Assembly District 22||Kevin Mullin||Assembly District 73||Scott Rhinehart|
|Assembly District 24||Marc Berman||Assembly District 74||Cottie Petrie-Norris|
|Assembly District 25||Alex Lee||Assembly District 75||Kate Schwartz|
|Assembly District 27||Ash Kalra||Assembly District 76||Tasha Boerner Horvath|
|Assembly District 28||Evan Low||Assembly District 77||Brian Maienschein|
|Assembly District 29||Mark Stone||Assembly District 78||Christopher Ward|
|Assembly District 30||Robert Rivas||Assembly District 79||Shirley Weber|
|Assembly District 31||Joaquin Arambula||Assembly District 80||Lorena Gonzalez|
|Assembly District 32||Rudy Salas|
|W. Sac. Mayor||Martha Guerrero, LCSW||Stockton City Council||Kimberly Warmsley, LCSW|
|Delano City Council||Veronica Vasquez, MSW||Washington Unified School Bd||Jackie Wong, MSW|
|Goleta Union School Brd||Patricia Rorty, LCSW|
|State Initiative Position Chart|
|Proposition 14 – Stem Cell Research Bond||Support|
|Proposition 15 – Split Roll Property Tax||Support|
|Proposition 16 – Restores Affirmative Action||Support|
|Proposition 17 – Voting Rights Parolees||Support|
|Proposition 18 – Voting Rights 17-year-olds||Support|
|Proposition 19 – Tax Assessments Transfers||Support|
|Proposition 20 – Reverses Criminal Justice Reforms||Oppose|
|Proposition 21 – Rent Control||Support|
|Proposition 22 – App Based Drivers||No Position|
|Proposition 23 – Dialysis Clinics||Support|
|Proposition 24 – Consumer Privacy||Oppose|
|Proposition 25 – Bail Reform||Support|
Prop 14 – SUPPORT: Stem Cell Research Bonds
Authorizes $5.5 Billion in general obligation bonds for the stem cell research institute and makes change to its governance and structure. We believe this research is needed in order to find cures for vulnerable people with Alzheimers, Parkinson’s, strokes, epilepsy and other brain and central nerve system conditions.
Prop 15 – SUPPORT: Split Roll Property Tax
Amends Proposition 13 of 1978 by increasing property taxes on commercial and industrial properties at market value rather than the purchase price. This measure only applies to properties worth more than $3 million and commercial agriculture is exempt from this increase. This proposition will increase revenues to schools, community colleges, and local governments and forces large corporations to pay their fair share of property taxes and retains lower property taxes on homeowners.
Prop 16 – SUPPORT: Restores Affirmative Action
Allows schools and public agencies to take race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin into consideration when making admission, hiring, or contracting decisions. We believe this proposition will increase opportunities for women and people of color. We believe in the value of diversity and this measure will allow these factors to be taken into consideration in our colleges, universities, and public agencies.
Prop 17 – SUPPORT: Voting Rights Parolees
Restores voting rights for people after completion of their prison term. Social workers believe in redemption and this population has been released from prison and paid their debt to society. They are taxpayers and members of our community so they should be allowed to vote. This disenfranchisement has unequally impacted communities of color who are disproportionately represented in our criminal justice system.
Prop 18 – SUPPORT: Voting Rights 17-Year-Olds
Would allow 17-year-olds who will be 18 at the time of the next general election to vote in primary and special elections. This will allow for a more informed vote as the voter will follow the candidates through the entire process.This will boost youth participation in elections and the youth vote should be heard.
Prop 19 – SUPPORT: Tax Assessment Transfers
Allows eligible homeowners aged 55+, severely disabled or whose homes were destroyed by wildfires or natural disasters to transfer their property tax assessments to a more expensive home. Tightens up inheritance rules. Requires 75% of any revenue or savings to be dedicated to a Fire Response Fund, and the remaining 15% to the County Revenue Protection Fund. This measure protects vulnerable communities by keeping their property taxes low when they move and creates a potential new revenue source by tightening up rules for inherited property when the heir does not use the property as their primary residence. Monies raised will help with local government and fire response.
Prop 20 – OPPOSE: Reverses Criminal Justice Reforms
Amends and reverses reforms contained in AB 109 (2011), Prop 47 (2014), and Prop 57 (2016), which reduced our prison population. This measure would expand the list of crimes classified as violent crimes in order to exclude those crimes from early parole. Make specific types of theft and fraud crimes regardless of value (including firearm theft, vehicle theft, and unlawful use of credit card) chargeable as misdemeanors or felonies, rather than misdemeanors. Require persons convicted of certain misdemeanors to submit DNA samples for state and federal databases. This measure will have a disproportionate impact on Black, Latinx, and low-income people who are over-represented in our criminal justice system due to systematic racism. Would redirect tens of millions of dollars into the pockets of law enforcement, and force draconian cuts to rehabilitation and mental health programs.
Prop 21 – SUPPORT: Rent Control
Allows local governments to establish rent control on residential properties over 15 years old. Allows local limits to differ from statewide limit by allowing rent control to apply to more properties. Allows rent increases of up to 15 percent over three years upon the start of a new tenancy, rather than allowing rent to go up to the market value. Preserves affordable housing to keep CA families in their homes. More equitable since high rents disproportionately and adversely affect low-income households, people of color, seniors, and families with children. Rent control would help cities struggling with gentrification, displacement, and homelessness due to high rents.
Prop 22 – NO POSITION: App Based Drivers
Would allow app-based drivers, such as Uber, Lyft and DoorDash, to continue to work as independent contractors and not employees or agents. These drivers would be exempt from state employment-related labor laws and would instead enact labor and wage policies specific to app-based drivers and companies. We chose not to make a recommendation on this measure for several reasons. 1) Drivers are split – Some drivers want to continue to work as independent contractors so they have the flexibility to set their own hours. Many drivers use these jobs to supplement their income and to help make ends meet. Other drivers would prefer to be full time employees with all the benefits and perks of full-time employment. 2) We do not want to dictate to another profession on how they should be classified. 3) This bill is a result of a court case that was codified into law by AB 5 (Chapter 296 of 2019). AB 5 attempted to interpret the court case and many professions were barred from being classified as independent contractors, including LCSWs, who in many cases, wished to retain their status as independent contractors. This potential conflict with our own profession solidified our desire to not be recommend a position on this proposition.
Prop 23 – SUPPORT: Dialysis Clinics
Would require dialysis clinics to have at least one licensed physician present while patients are being treated, except when there is a shortage of physicians and the clinic has at least one nurse practitioner or physician assistant on site. Requires clinics to report data on dialysis-related infections to the state health department and the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). Provide written notice to the state health department and obtain consent from the department before closing a clinic. Adds safety protections for vulnerable dialysis patients and holds dialysis corporations accountable, especially the two corporations that monopolize the industry, Fresenius and DaVita.
Prop 24 – OPPOSE: Consumer Privacy
Amends provisions of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 by requiring businesses to: 1) Provide options for consumers, such as opting out of sharing their personal information, 2) Obtain permission before collecting data from consumers under 16 years old: and 3) Correct a consumer’s inaccurate personal information. We oppose this misleading proposition because it would allow businesses to create ‘pay for privacy’ schemes and downgrade services for those who cannot or will not pay the extra fee and undermine existing California privacy regulations that already have opt out options for consumers. It also makes it harder to prevent top tech giants, such as Facebook, from selling your personal information.
Prop 25 – SUPPORT: Bail Reform
Upholds contested legislation, SB 10 (Chapter 244 of 2018), which replaces the money bail system with a system based on an evidence based determination of public safety and flight risk. SB 10 was a lobby day bill in 2018. We believe bail reform creates a more just and fair criminal justice system, and treat people equally regardless of wealth or poverty. People should not be incarcerated just because they cannot afford bail.
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