the Mexican Jewish Queer Latina Angelina Voting Guide

Feeling overwhelmed by this year’s ballot measures? Me fucking too. But I care a lot about this stupidly gorgeous, ghetto blaster town that I’m from so, I decided to bite the bullet and figure out what’s going on on this year’s ballot. I did some research have been listening to local debates on NPR and decided to share my decisions with you. I also used a few Voting Guides including L.A. Times, NPR, The Democratic Voter Guide, The Latino Voting Guide but I did my own independent research; using that Official Election guide massive booklet we all got, plus a little googling, reading, and consideration. These decisions are just my humble opinion – I definitely recommend doing your own research, there’s some weird ones on the list this year.

Thanks for reading and please vote… like omg, please do it, and maybe get a friend to do it too… things are crazy out there in the non-internet… peeps are angry, I mean and the t-shirts have gotten out of control – so angry…

President: Hillary Clinton

United States Senator: Kamala Harris

United States Representative: Adam B. Schiff

Member of the State Assembly: Ardy Kassakhian

Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 11: Debra R. Archuleta

Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 42: Efrain Matthew Aceves

Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 84: Susan Jung Townsend

Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 158: Kim L. Nguyen

Prop 51, School Facility Bonds: No

Prop 52, Medical for Private Hospital fees: Abstaining

Prop 53: Public vote of Revenue Bonds: No

Prop 54: Changes in Legislation Process: No

Prop 55: Tax on High Incomes: Yes

Prop 56: Tobacco Tax: yes

Prop 57: Parole, and Sentencing: Yes

Prop 58: English Language Education: English Language Education: Yes

Prop 59: Citizens United Advisory: Yes

Prop 60, Condoms: No

Prop 61: Prescription Drug Costs: No

Prop 62: Abolish Death Penalty: Yes

Prop 63: Gun and Ammunition sales: Yes

voting-is-sexy-copyProp 64: Making Recreational Marijuana Legal: Yes

Prop 65: Carry out bag fees: N

Prop 66: Death Penalty procedures: No

Prop 67: Plastic Bag Ban: Yes

County Measure A Money for Parks: Yes

County Measure M Metro Funding: Yes

Prop HHH Homelessness Initiative: Yes

Initiative Ordanince JJJ: Yes

Charter Amendment RRR: No

Charter Amendment SSS: Yes

Prop CC: Yes

Use this as you wish – just remember this is my humble local opinion.

Thanks again!

Wait we’re voting again? YES.

CITIZENS OF LOS ANGELES hear ye hear ye

It’s become somewhat of a tradition for me to do a Los Angeles voting guide in order to support people who want to vote but are busy, and to just share info I found.

I ALSO write it to get more residents of Los Angeles to face the city’s needs and respond to them. I get that sharing news on Facebook is dramatic and exciting and you feel like you’re part of it, but honestly – are you helping? Sure you’re spreading the word, but then what? Awareness is not prevention.

Care for the city you live in by treating it as you would your hometown. Sure your grandma doesn’t live here but my abuelita does, and my family goes to school here. An election for School Board Members is the opposite of glamorous yes, but they are important people in the community you live in. Think about your neighbors’ kids, the son of the manager of your fav Thai place or that school you eat brunch across the street from- think about Africa, the mentally ill homeless man who was killed yesterday by LAPD.

 “Over the last decade, voter participation in city elections has ranged from 10% to 34%. It’s bad for democracy — and it empowers special interest groups — when so few Angelenos are making the decisions for everyone” – Los Angeles Times’ Editorial Board

Please remember these are my humble opinions (which I found out just now perfectly match LA Times – see below) and you should research and come to your own conclusions.

Charter Amendments 1 & 2: YES  **this ammendment wasliterally written to help oost the number of voters in local elections… nuff saqid

City Council (which district am I?)

City Council District 2: Paul Krekorian

City Council District 4. Sheila Irani

City Council District 6: Cindy Montañez

City Council District 8: Marqueece Harris-Dawson

City Council District 10: Herb Wesson

City Council District 12: Mitchell Englander

City Council District 14: Gloria Molina

Board of Education

Board of Education District 3: Tamar Galatzan

Board of Education District 5: Andrew Thomas (most of us live in this district, Silverlake Echo Park etc)

Board of Education District 7: Richard Vladovic

Community College District Seats

Community College District seat 1: Andra Hoffman

Community College District seat 3: Sydney Kamlager

Community College District seat 5: Scott Svonkin

Community College District seat 7: Mike Fong

TIME TO VOOOOOOTEEEE L.A.!

Just in case you are as “huh” as I am about voting I did a bit of research this year and decided to share my results.

and please don’t forget, these are my humble opinions.

thanks!

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Jerry Brown
Gavin Newsom
Alex Padilla
Betty T. Yee
John Chang
Kamala D. Harris
Dave Jones
Jerome E. Horton
Ted Lieu
Sandra Fluke
Al Muratsuchi

yes to justices

Jacqueline H. Lewis
Andrew M. Stein
Tom Torakson
Jeffrey Prang
Jim McDonnell

YES on:
1, 2, 45, 47, 48, T & U

NO on:
46 & P