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Ban fracking in Monterey County - YES on Measure Z

Oil companies will spend millions to oppose our citizens' initiative to ban fracking this November. Why? Because they want unrestricted use of land and water to drill new oil wells and stimulate older wells using extreme techniques like fracking and acidizing.

These techniques can use millions of gallons of water for a single operation. The water is mixed with toxic chemicals that can harm our health, are contaminating our groundwater and aquifers, and accelerate climate change.

Demand police accountability in Oakland -- YES on Measure LL!

Oakland Police Department has a reputation for lawlessness going back more than a decade, when a judge placed the department under federal oversight for a pattern of civil rights violations and brutality. Despite this oversight, four OPD officers were recently criminally charged for sex trafficking a minor in a scandal that led to the dismissal of three different police chiefs in just 9 days.

That’s why Oakland needs Measure LL to pass in November. It would establish an independent Police Commission with the power to investigate and discipline bad police officers, recommend certain policy changes, and even fire the police chief if necessary. 

SIGN THE PLEDGE: Support Fair Elections in Berkeley

More than half of campaign funds for Berkeley elections come from less than 1 percent of households. And seven of the last eight Berkeley City Council races were won by the individuals who raised the most money. This is a real problem. But this November 8, Berkeley residents have a historic opportunity to fight big money and special interest groups by voting yes on Measure X1. 

Measure X1 would help make elections fair by restoring the power of small donors who live in Berkeley. 

Stop Big Soda's lies in Oakland -- YES on Measure HH!

For decades, the sugar industry lied about sugar’s impact on people’s health, even funding research to blame fat for heart disease, diabetes, and other ailments

Now they’re lying to Oakland residents. Big Soda is spending millions to deceive voters in an attempt to defeat Measure HH, a one cent per ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages -- a policy that studies show reduces soda consumption -- by falsely claiming that it’s a tax on all groceries.

Stop Big Soda's lies in Albany -- YES on Measure O1!

For decades, the sugar industry lied about sugar’s impact on people’s health, even funding research to blame fat for heart disease, diabetes, and other ailments

Now they’re lying to Albany residents. Big Soda is spending millions to deceive voters in an attempt to defeat Measure O1, a one cent per ounce tax on soda sugary beverages -- a policy that studies show reduces soda consumption -- by falsely claiming that it’s a tax on all groceries.

Stop Big Soda's lies in San Francisco -- YES on Proposition V!

For decades, the sugar industry lied about sugar’s impact on people’s health, even funding research to blame fat for heart disease, diabetes, and other ailments

Now they’re lying to San Fransisco residents. Big Soda is spending millions to deceive voters in an attempt to defeat Proposition V, a one cent per ounce tax on soda sugary beverages -- a policy that studies show reduces soda consumption -- by falsely claiming that it’s a tax on all groceries.

BART riders! Vote YES on Measure RR

Originally designed to carry 100,000 riders a week, BART now carries over 400,000 riders a day. The tremendous surge in ridership has placed a significant strain on the four decade old train system. And with the region expecting the population to grow by 2.4 million people by 2040, the Bay Area simply cannot wait any longer to update its aging BART transportation infrastructure to meet the surging demand.

Measure RR is a critical $3.5 billion bond measure that would modernize BART to keep it safe and reliable and bring it forward to the 21st century. 

Ensure affordable housing in Alameda -- YES on Measure M1 and NO on Measure L1

Rent in Alameda is increasing, on average, at 10 times the rate of inflation. Household income, however, has not kept pace. As a result, more and more Alameda residents are unable to afford housing thanks to skyrocketing rents and the rising crisis of “no-cause” evictions. This is unacceptable.

LA + Parks = Awesome (YES on Measure A!)

Fifty-one percent of LA County residents don’t live within a ten minute walk of a park. By comparison, in New York, that number is less than 5%. Luckily Measure A would help bridge that gap. 

Measure A would provide funding through an annual parcel tax of 1.5 cents per square foot to raise up to $94 million annually to update and build local parks, improve recreation and senior centers, plant drought tolerant landscaping, and more. 

University of California: Don't support anti-LGBT hate

Next year the University of California football team is slated to play in North Carolina, which recently passed “the most extreme anti-LGBT [law] in the country.” The law, called HB2, mandates discrimination against transgender people and even stops North Carolina cities from banning employment or housing discrimination against LGBT folks.

The University of California should neither legitimize nor support North Carolina’s bigotry by bringing its money, its fans, or its football team to the state. 

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