Days from now, voters in California will have the opportunity to make their voices heard on 13 ballot propositions. The outcome of the vote will have a direct impact upon education, civil rights, women’s rights, transportation issues, budgetary issues, homeland security, and oil dependence in the state. This will also be an opportunity for voters to steer the state towards sound progressive ideals that reflect the common good. California voters have therefore asked the Center for American Progress Action Fund to provide brief background information, analysis, and a position on each of the measures.

If you would like further information on any of these important measures, we encourage each voter to visit the California Secretary of State’s website, click on the links provided throughout our guide, or contact Nicholas Rathod, Senior Manager of State and Regional Affairs at the Center for American Progress Action Fund at [email protected].

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