NO on 32, YES on 30 and 37!

NewsOctober 31, 2012

Billionaires and CEOs who don’t even live in California have an agenda that they’ve put on the ballot in next week’s election.

First, a grab bag of anti-union billionaires is seeking to silence workers with Proposition 32. We urge you to vote NO on 32.

Prop 32’s supporters pretend they’re trying to get special interest money out of California politics, but in reality, the measure is designed to prevent union members from engaging in the political process in order to ensure that the lobbyists for banks, oil companies, and healthcare corporations like Kaiser and Sutter Health are the only voices heard in Sacramento.

Prop 32 would ban NUHW and other unions from collecting voluntary political contributions through payroll deduction. If Prop 32 passes, the political playing field will only tilt further in favor of big corporations and against working people. Please vote NO on 32.

Second, outside groups are sending millions into California to defeat Governor Brown’s Proposition 30, a plan that would increase taxes on the wealthy and slightly increase our sales tax in order to properly fund our schools and other services for working people. We urge you to vote YES on 30.

And to protect our food and children’s health, the NUHW E-Board also urges you to vote YES on 37, to force agribusiness to tell us when they have genetically modified the food they sell.  You can read more here.

Here’s a funny and informative video from our friends at the Courage Campaign for more information regarding Propositions 30 and 32:

The NUHW Executive Board urges you to vote in next week’s election and we recommend that you use the Courage Campaign voter guide to inform your vote. Here’s a link.

For more information on the billionaires behind Prop 32, please read this blog post from NUHW President Sal Rosselli.

Maria Padilla-Castro, LCSW, Therapist, Kaiser Sacramento CDRP
Eloise Reese-Burns, CNA, Cottonwood Health care
National Union of Healthcare Workers