Vote by mail ballots will begin arriving at voters’ homes this week. Hence, the November general election season is officially underway!
Below please find three sets of recommendations:
- Your AFT Guild recommendations for our local Governing Board races;
- Recommendations from the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council on other local races;
- A link from the California Federation of Teachers to allow you to input your address to get these and other local and statewide recommendations.
Please note, if the race you are looking for (a judge for example) is not listed, it means none of these three bodies have taken a position on that race.
Most importantly, whether you take our recommendations or not, please make sure you vote!
Feel free to share this list with your family and friends!
1) AFT GUILD PRIORITY RACES:
GROSSMONT-CUYAMACA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
District 1 Linda Cartwright
District 2 Debbie Justeson
District 5 Brad Monroe
SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
District A Maria Senour
District C Craig Milgrim
District E David Alvarez
STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
2) SAN DIEGO-IMPERIAL COUNTIES LABOR COUNCIL RECOMMENDATIONS:
3) CALIFORNIA FEDERATION OF TEACHERS RECOMMENDATIONS:
Proposition 1 -YES-
Authorizes $4 billion in general obligation bonds for existing affordable housing programs for low-income residents, veterans, farmworkers, manufactured and mobile homes, infill, and transit-oriented housing.
Proposition 2 -YES-
Amends Mental Health Services Act
Proposition 3 -YES-
Authorizes $8.877 billion in state general obligation bonds for various infrastructure projects.
Proposition 5 -NO-
Revises process for home buyers who are age 55 or older or severely disabled to transfer their tax assessments. Potentially reduces funding for education.
Proposition 6 -NO-
Eliminates $5 billion annually in local transportation funding, stopping thousands of road safety, congestion relief and transportation improvement projects in every California community.
Proposition 10 -YES-
Allows local governments to regulate rent.
Proposition 11 -NO-
Allows ambulance providers to require workers to remain on-call during breaks.
Proposition 12 -YES-
Establishes minimum requirements for confining certain farm animals. Prohibits sales of meat and egg products from animals confined in noncomplying manner.