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Important Upcoming 2014 Dates
October 20: Last day to register to vote
October 28: Last day to apply by mail for a vote-by-mail ballot
November 4: Election Day -- polls are open 7am - 8pm

We will be updating this page by September to provide helpful information for the November 2014 General Election. Information below reflects the June Primary.

SaveCalifornia.com provides the following information solely for educational purposes. While our organization represents moral family values, we take positions on ballot propositions but our non-profit status does not allow us to support or oppose candidates for public office.

Note: There are no statewide voter-initiated propositions on the primary election ballot. In 2012, the Legislature passed and Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to reserve these only for general election ballots in November. Prop. 41 and 42 are NOT voter-initiated but were placed on the ballot by the California Legislature.

41 NO Increases what every taxpayer owes -- bonds are more expensive than a tax.
42 YES A small step for local government -- letting them pay for open books

Scroll to the bottom of this page to further understand Prop. 41 and 42 and how SaveCalifornia.com decided these two statewide ballot measures.

DID YOU KNOW...

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Voter Guide Links

California ProLife Council »

California Election Forum (Craig Huey) »

County-level candidates/ballot measures (Craig Huey) »

Conservative California Election Website (Robyn Nordell) »

CRA (California Republican Assembly) »

LifePriority.net (Orange County candidates) »

PreserveLiberty.com (Sacramento County candidates) »

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Also, see who the 'LGBT' activists and abortionists support

Equality California PACs: "Candidates Who Further LGBT Equality" »

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: "Pro-Choice (on Abortion) Voter Guide" »

Elected Representatives' Voting Records

How California's congressional delegation voted on 4 issues:
"FRCAction Vote Scorecard 113th Congress" »

On 7 bills (click US House tab)
Eagle Forum Scoreboard »

On 25 votes
American Conservative Union »

How current California state legislators voted on 19 bills:
"CRA 2013 Legislative Scorecard" »

Democrats & Republicans In Their Own Words

"In Their Own Words": Republican and Democratic Platforms (2012) »
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"Democrats & Republicans In Their Own Words" (2002) »
National Party Platforms on Specific Biblical Issues: Abortion, Homosexuality, Prayer in Schools, School Choice & Faith-Based Education

Judges

There are strict constructionist judges and there are judicial activists. Do the judicial candidates on your ballot believe in upholding the written law (strict constructionists) or in "re-interpreting" the law to suit their personal agendas (judicial activists)?

Judge recommendations are few because of the heavy research requirements. However, the following sites contain some helpful judge information for you to peruse. SaveCalifornia.com provides this solely for educational purposes and does not support or oppose these candidates:

Judge Voter Guide (Craig Huey) »

Judge Recommendations (Robyn Nordell) »

State government-produced voter guide

Official Secretary of State Voter Pamphlet »


Here's how SaveCalifornia.com decided the 2 statewide ballot measures:

Prop. 41 NO
Making California families pay $750 million more for another government program

No matter how good the government makes something sound, or how much it pulls at the heartstrings, the fact is that passing bonds like Prop. 41 will make California families go deeper into financial bondage to big, wasteful government. The Democrat politicians who wrote the ballot argument in favor of Prop. 41 deceptively claim, “This act doesn’t create new taxes or add new debt to California .” They’re technically correct – because a) Prop. 41 is more expensive than a direct tax, and b) the State of California won’t incur additional debt, but the taxpayers certainly will!

If Prop. 41 passes, working families will have to pay out more ($750 million), and that's always bad, because the more financial pressure, the less time that parents spend with their children or with each other. Realize a bond is more expensive than a direct tax because borrowing money requires paying back the principal and interest. And consider that the mental challenges of transients won’t be solved by more government housing projects. How about tax credits for businesses that provide job training for veterans or cash payouts to Christian homeless shelters for every transient military veteran they turn around?

From the California Legislative Analyst: “This measure allows the state to sell $600 million in new general obligation bonds to fund affordable multifamily housing for low-income veterans. The general obligation bonds authorized by this measure would be repaid using state tax revenue, meaning that taxpayers would pay for the new program...the cost to taxpayers to repay the bonds would average about $50 million annually for 15 years.” Vote No on 41.

Prop. 42 YES
Making local governments shoulder the cost of providing public access to records and meetings

This constitutional amendment placed on the ballot by the California Legislature would do two simple things:

1) Make it a local government responsibility, not a state government responsibility, to make copies of documents upon request and show citizens records, etc. – which helps get us closer to “open government."

2) Make stronger (by placing it into the California Constitution) the current statutory requirement that local governments follow the Public Records Act (public access to government documents) and the Brown Act (public access to public meetings).

The result would be higher costs to local governments and savings to the state government. This is more efficient than the current method of local governments overbilling the state and then the state having to reimburse. Prop. 42 will actually motivate local governments to be more efficient in maintaining an open government, because they will be “paying” for this public service themselves. And importantly, never again can local governments refuse to provide information to the public by claiming a lack of state reimbursement. Vote Yes on Prop. 42.