"I Voted!"

For those who are procrastinating on getting on down to the polls, I present: Emily's voter guide. Not comprehensive in explanation, but all you need to know. :)

President and Vice President: George W. Bush/ Richard Cheney

United States Senator (CA): Bill Jones, Republican

California State Measures:
1A: Yes

59: Yes

60: Yes

60A: Yes

61: Yes

62: "Elections. Primaries. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute." Vote NO ...this cannot pass or we may have elections with Democratic candidates as our only option. This eliminates competition between parties and the only other state that has this system is Louisiana which is probably one of the most corrupt states in the union. Vote NO!

63: No

64: Yes

65: No

66: Limitations on "Three Strikes" Law, Sex Crimes, Punishment, Initiative Statute: Vote NO
This measure would allow the release of criminals who have been imprisoned because of the three strikes law. I don't know about you, but I'm very uneasy at the thought of more criminals running amuck in LA. I think we have enough as it is. Vote NO.

67: No

68: No

69: Yes

70: I don't know enough about it, so I didn't vote for it. But I say, when in doubt, vote No

71: Stem Cell Research. VOTE NO!!! This is the most shady proposition on the ballot. I could dedicate an entire post to just this topic, but know that we must oppose it for the following reasons: 1. The private sector should never have to pay for medical research. 2. Our taxes would fund 6 BILLION dollars into this, and last time I checked, California's budget wasn't doing too well...this is fiscally irresponsible. 3. Even though our taxes would fund it, if any medical breakthrough were found, it doesn't mean we would get any break for it...we'd still have to pay for the results. 4. In the 23 years that stem cell research has been conducted, not one positive breakthrough has been found through embryonic stem cells. 5. There would be no accountability for those who stand to benefit from this issue. The records would be sealed from the press and the public, insuring that we never know what our money is going toward. 6. Human life is sacred and should not be tampered with, and most of this funding would go toward human cloning. No joke. VOTE NO!!

72: No

There you have it, folks. For more research, here are some sites I recommend visiting:
Vote No on Prop 71, California Republican Party Guide

Posted by Portia at November 2, 2004 08:54 AM

Em - I printed your post out for a lot of my fellow employees to use while they voted. Thanks for giving your insight. A lot of them were just going to vote no all the way down.

Posted by: Melissa at November 2, 2004 02:23 PM

Anything I can do to help. :) I'm crossing my fingers. It's looking good for Bush right now, but it's still pretty early in the game.

Posted by: Emily at November 2, 2004 07:39 PM