Category Archives: Ballot Initiatives

EJS Opposes Prop. 33

On September 20, 2012, EJS submitted a letter to the California Senate and Assembly Committees on Insurance stating our opposition to Proposition 33, which will allow insurance companies to set insurance rates on the basis of whether a driver has previously carried auto insurance. Our letter says that Proposition 33 will disproportionately impact people of […]
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SAFE California Act to Replace Death Penalty Wins Place on Nov. Ballot

Original post by Jeanne Woodford, former Warden at San Quentin State Prison, current Executive Director at Death Penalty Focus, and official proponent of the SAFE California Campaign. It’s official. The SAFE California Act (http://www.safecalifornia.org), the initiative to replace the death penalty with life in prison with no possibility of parole, has qualified for the November ballot. The last […]
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SAFE California Act to Replace Death Penalty Wins Place on Nov. Ballot

Original post by Jeanne Woodford, former Warden at San Quentin State Prison, current Executive Director at Death Penalty Focus, and official proponent of the SAFE California Campaign. It’s official. The SAFE California Act (http://www.safecalifornia.org), the initiative to replace the death penalty with life in prison with no possibility of parole, has qualified for the November ballot. The last […]
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The Weight of Fisher: Oral Argument in Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action v. Regents of the Univ. of Michigan

This is a guest blog post by Stephen Menendian, Senior Legal Associate at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity at The Ohio State University. With the Supreme Court having recently announced that it would review the University of Texas’ affirmative action plan in Fisher v. Texas, this week the 6th Circuit […]
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Eva Paterson: ‘When the Death Penalty Gets Personal’

Eva authored this guest post on Jan. 11 for the SAFE California Campaign site. My fiancé, Steve Henry, was murdered in Kingston, Jamaica, on November 25, 1997. As bizarre as this may sound, one of the thoughts I had as the initial shock wore off, was “Well, am I still against the death penalty?” My answer […]
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