Oct 022012
 

2012 PROPOSITIONS

(YES) Prop 30: Increases personal income tax on annual earnings over $250,000 for seven
years and increases sales tax by ¼ cent for four years. Allocates temporary tax revenues 89%
to K-12 schools and 11% to community colleges. Cannot be used for administrative costs.
Guarantees funding for public safety.

(NO) Prop 38: Increases income tax on those making over $7316. All goes to Early Childhood
Programs and K-12 school district block grants. No funds go to community colleges and could
have the effect of reducing community college funding.

If both propositions get a majority vote, the one with the most votes will take effect.

(NO) Prop 31: Constitutional amendment that establishes a two year state budget cycle.
Prohibits legislature from creating expenditures of more than $25 million unless offsetting
revenues or spending cuts are identified. Permits governor to cut budget unilaterally during
declared fiscal emergencies if legislature fails to act.

(NO) Prop 32: Prohibits unions and corporations from making contributions to any candidate
or candidate controlled committee. Exempts Super PACS, investment firms, hedge funds, real
estate developers, insurance companies, LLCs and LLPs. Prohibits the use of payroll deductions
for political purposes.

(NO) Prop 33: Will allow insurance companies to increase cost of insurance to rivers who have
not maintained continuous coverage.

(YES) Prop 34 Repeals death penalty as maximum punishment for persons found guilty
of murder and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Applies
retroactively to persons already sentenced to death. Savings would go to law enforcement
agencies for investigation of homicide and rape cases.

(YES) Prop 35 Increases criminal penalties for human trafficking; fines collected to be used for
victim services and law enforcement. Requires person convicted of trafficking to register as sex
offender.

(YES) Prop 36: Revises the Three Strikes law to impose life sentence only when a new felony
conviction is serious or violent. It may authorize re-sentencing if the third strike conviction was
not serious or violent.

(YES) Prop 37: Requires labeling on raw or processed food offered for sale to consumers
if made from plants or animals with genetic material changed in specified ways. Prohibits
labeling or advertising such food, or other processed food, as “natural.”

(YES) Prop 39: Requires multistate businesses to calculate their California income tax liability
based on the percentage of their sales in California. Repeals existing law giving multistate
businesses an option to choose a tax liability formula that provides favorable tax treatment
for businesses with property and payroll outside California. Would produce approximately $1
billion in additional annual state revenues and dedicates $550 million annually for five years
from increase in revenue for funding projects that create energy efficiency and clean energy
jobs in California.

(YES) Prop 40: A “Yes” vote approves, and a “No” vote rejects, the new State Senate districts’
drawn by the Citizens Redistricting Commission. If the new districts are rejected, the State
Senate district boundary lines will be adjusted by officials supervised by the California Supreme
Court.

 Posted by at 7:09 am
Jun 292012
 

Jack Uppal
Congressional Candidate for District 4
Visiting Amador County,

July 10th and 11th

Come to one or more of the events we have scheduled to meet and speak with Jack about your concerns and hopes for his candidacy and his role as a congressman for our district! visit his web site at www.jackuppal.com

Tuesday, July 10
2:00-4:00 Meet and Greet at Karmere Winery, 11970 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth
6:30 – 8:30 Town Hall Meeting at Jackson City Hall
Wednesday, July 11
10:30 – 12:00 Coffee at the Amador Democratic Office, 829 Hwy. 49/88 (257-1397)
3:00 – 5:00 Meet and Greet at Pine Grove Community Park, Hwy. 88 in Pine Grove
5:30 – 7:30 Chamber of Commerce Mixer, behind the Pine Grove Community Park ($10)
 Posted by at 1:46 pm
May 082012
 
WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO VOTE IN THE JUNE 5TH PRIMARY!!!
In 2010 California voters approved Proposition 14, which created the “Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act.”
In this new primary system, the top two vote-getters, not the top vote-getter from each qualified party, will move on to the the General Election.
That means we need to get out and vote in the June primary for our Democratic candidates, or we may not have a Democrat to vote for in November.
Please support Jack Uppal for Congressional District 4 and Marc Boyd for Assembly District 5.
Thank you,
Caryl Callsen
Amador Co. Democratic Central Committee
 Posted by at 7:44 pm
Feb 202012
 

Dear Friends,

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas plans to participate in a landmark case on the health care law – even though he has a direct financial stake in its failure. Justice Thomas needs to recuse himself.

How blatant is Justice Thomas’ conflict of interest? Justice Thomas’s wife has earned hundreds of thousands of dollars lobbying to kill the law, and she’ll continue to line her pockets if her husband overturns the law. Seventy-four members of Congress urged Justice Thomas to recuse himself from any decision regarding the ACA.

Enough is enough! More than 30,000 people have already signed a petition calling on Justice Thomas to recuse himself. Can you join them now?

http://other98.com/time-for-clarence-thomas-to-recuse-himself

After you sign, please forward it to your friends and family. Thanks!

 Posted by at 2:38 pm