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UPDATE: Voters statewide – as well as a majority of voters in San Diego and Imperial Counties – overwhelmingly agreed with the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties’ recommendations on both Prop 46 and Prop 47, resoundingly rejecting Prop 46 and endorsing Prop 47. Thanks to voters who passed Prop 47, California becomes the first state in the nation to end felony sentencing for drug possession (for personal use) and for petty theft. This historic initiative will focus law enforcement resources on serious and violent offenses and invest a billion dollars in the first five years alone into K-12 schools, drug treatment and mental health care, and crime victims services.

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October 28, 2014

YES on Prop 47

On November 4th, Californians have an historic opportunity to put schools before prisons! Vote YES on Prop 47, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act.

Here’s why this reform matters. By changing the lowest-level, nonviolent crimes, such as simple drug possession and petty theft, from felonies to misdemeanors, Prop 47 will save $1 billion in just the first five years and direct those funds to K-12 schools, victims services, and mental health treatment.

This reform will focus our law enforcement resources on violent and serious crime, and invest prison savings into critical services proven to prevent crime. A vote for Prop 47 is a vote for more schools and fewer prisons.

No on Prop 46

Proposition 46 is a violation of privacy and breaks the single-subject rule for ballot measures. The initiative improperly asks voters to consider three different subjects under the guise of one initiative. Part of the initiative would requite physicians to submit to random, suspicionless drug testing. This kind of drug testing is unnecessarily intrusive and fails to deter drug use. Vote No on Prop 46.