Tuesday, November 4, 2008



voting on props is just as important!

Proposition 1A
What it does: Authorizes $9.95 billion in bonds to build an electric train to get people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just over 2 1/2 hours.

Proposition 2
What it does: Bars use of pens and cages that don't give farm animals room to turn around, stretch, stand or lie down.

Proposition 3
What it does: Authorizes the sale of $980 million in bonds to upgrade and expand children's hospitals in California.

Proposition 4
What it does: Amends the state Constitution to require a physician to notify a minor patient's parent or other adult family member 48 hours before performing an abortion.

Proposition 5
What it does: Mandates probation with treatment instead of jail or prison for many drug crimes and diminishes sentences and shortens parole for many nonviolent property crimes when drugs are involved.

Proposition 6
What it does: Commits close to 1% of the state's annual general fund budget for anti-crime programs. The state Legislative Analyst's Office estimates costs of $500 million for additional prison space.

Proposition 7
What it does: Increases the clean-generation requirement on investor-owned utilities and extends them to municipal companies, like the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Proposition 8
What it does: Outlaws same-sex marriage by adding the following words to the state Constitution: "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."

Proposition 9
What it does: Amends the state Constitution to give enforceable rights to the families of crime victims.

Proposition 10
What it does: Authorizes the sale of $5 billion in bonds ($9.8 billion when interest is included) to provide rebates to buyers of natural gas and other alternative fuel vehicles.

Proposition 11
What it does: Strips the Legislature of its power to draw the lines of Assembly and Senate districts (every 10 years, after new census figures come out) and turns the job over to a 14-member citizens' commission.

Proposition 12
What it does: Authorizes a bond to extend a state program allowing veterans access to low-interest mortgages.

One mind one heart one voice one soul. One person speaks a word that plants an idea into another's soul that blooms into a beautiful concept and reality that is seen and spread throughout the world. And by one speaking another listening and sharing and by it going

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