Tue 6 Nov 2012
[Ed. Note: After years of the 'Deep Slate being email only, I've moved it to my blog as well as email.]
- You can find your polling place in SF HERE or for the rest of CA HERE.
- You can print just the LIST (all the better to take to the polls) from HERE.
Thanks again to the number of folks who have asked me for my opinions. I know I say it every time but it is quite true: I really am honored by your interest.
Sorry this has taken so long, but as usual, I’m doing the best I can under the relentless pressure of October (Work deadlines! Halloween costume! election stuff!).
If you like it, please do let me know! Also questions, criticisms, comments welcome!
The format of this post is simple:
- The LIST: The simple list of my endorsements for this election
- The DETAILS: The whys and wherefores of each endorsement.
- My VALUES: A brief explanation of my values and sources, to help make sense of my opinions.
The key is as follows:
- The more UPPERCASE – the more strongly I feel.
- An ‘*’ by the Yes/No means I don’t know a lot about it & went with the SF Bay Guardian or California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) or some set of organizations I value, like the Sierra Club.
President: Barack Obama
US Senate: Dianne Feinstein
Congress: Nancy Pelosi
Assembly D13: Tom Ammiano
Assembly D19: Phil Ting
State Senate D11: MARK LENO
BART Board D9: TOM RADULOVICH
Prop. 30: Temporary Sales Tax & Progressive Income Tax for Schools: YES YES YES
Prop. 31: Budget and Legislative “Reforms”: No
Prop. 32: Unfair Limits to Political Spending: NO NO NO
Prop. 33: Changing Insurance Rates to Benefit Insurance Companies: No*
Prop. 34: Replace the Death Penalty with Life w/o Parole: YES YES YES
Prop. 35: Deeply Flawed Human Trafficking Legislation: NO
Prop. 36: Improve Three Strikes Law: YES YES YES
Prop. 37: Require Labeling for GMO Foods: YES
Prop. 38: Raise Income Taxes for Education: Yes
Prop. 39: Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses: Yes*
Prop. 40: Support Redistricting Decisions: Yes*
Board of Supervisors
D1: Eric Mar
D3: David Chiu
D5: 1. John Rizzo 2. Christina Olague
D7: Norman Yee
D9: David Campos
D11: John Avalos
Community College Board
Board of Education
Prop. A: City College Parcel Tax: YES
Prop. B: Parks Bond: Yes
Prop. C: Affordable Housing Trust Fund: YES YES YES
Prop. D: Consolidate Off-Year Elections: Yes
Prop. E: Gross Receipts Tax: Yes
Prop. F: Hetch Hetchy and Water Study: YES
Prop. G: Corporations Are Not People: YES
Read on for the details of why I’m recommending the above…