Statewide Ballot Propositions
On July 29, 2012, the California Democratic Party’s Executive Board announced the Party's endorsements for the November ballot propositions. Executive Board members voted to endorse the following positions and candidates:
- Yes on Proposition 30: Protects funding for schools and local public safety
- No on Proposition 31: Locks California into permanent underfunding of education, health, and other vital services
- No on Proposition 32: Creates special exemptions for billionaires and Super PACs allowing them to buy elections
- No on Proposition 33: Auto insurance rate hike
- Yes on Proposition 34: Repeals death penalty and replaces with life without parole
- Yes on Proposition 35: Increases penalties for human trafficking
- Yes on Proposition 36: Reforms “Three Strikes” law
- Yes on Proposition 37: Labeling of genetically engineered foods
- No on Proposition 38: Munger initiative
- YES on Proposition 39: Adjusts taxes for multi-state corporations to fund clean energy programs (Note: the CDP remained neutral on this measure in July, but the San Francisco Democratic Party voted to endorse Yes on 39 at its Sept. 26, 2012 regular meeting).
- Yes on Proposition 40: Referendum on State Senate district boundaries
Endorsements for State and Federal Offices
- U.S. Senate: Dianne Feinstein*
- U.S. House (Distrct 12): Nancy Pelosi*
- U.S. House (District 14) Jackie Speier*
- State Senate (District SD11 Mark Leno*
- State Assembly (District 17): Tom Ammiano*
- State Assembly (District 19): Phil Ting
* Indicates a candidate is an incumbent.
Note that candidates for President and Vice President are not formally nominated until the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 3-6, 2012.