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Jasmyne Cannick's 2020 Voter Guide Booklet

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JASMYNE CANNICK S 2020 Voter Guide for the People Covering South Central Los Angeles Crenshaw Baldwin Hills Leimert Park West Adams Compton Carson Inglewood Watts DTLA West Hollywood and surrounding areas JASMYNESVOTERGUIDE

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THANK YOU Dear Friend I am pleased once again to share with you my recommendations on who and what to vote for in the upcoming Los Angeles County 2020 November General Election I don t accept any money for endorsements for my voter guide Not one penny I do this as a service to my community and because I respect the trust that my community has in my opinion This election Los Angeles County will mail all registered voters a Vote by Mail ballot to ensure voters have a safe and accessible voting option during COVID 19 Inperson voting will also be available at Vote Centers You can find answers to frequently asked questions and more information on how to vote at voteforjasmyne com voterguide Early voting starts Monday October 5 and Election Day is Tuesday November 3 Remember that with the new Vote Centers you can vote ANYWHERE in L A County not just near your home Happy Voting moc enymsajrofetov olleh moc enymsajrofetov www As a Democrat a Black woman and someone who is both politically and socially conscious I don t always agree with my political party s recommendations I look at what s best for People of Color all colors poor people of all colors and what just makes common sense

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MEET JASMYNE An advocate for underrepresented and marginalized communities Jasmyne A Cannick is a seasoned political strategist and political and social issues commentator who continues to challenge and shape public opinion while encouraging civic engagement for positive social change From the newsroom to the front lines for over 15 years Jasmyne has been outspoken on today s most pressing social issues at the national and local levels including politics foster care criminal justice reform women s rights HIV AIDS racism in the LGBTQ community homophobia in the Black community politics welfare voting rights and homelessness She is unashamed of being equally critical of the killings of Black people by the police as she is on the killings of Black people by other Black people Jasmyne has worked at all three levels of government including in the California State Assembly as a press secretary before reprising that role in the House of Representatives for a member of Congress Locally she s worked for several city and county governments including five mayors and the president of the Los Angeles City Council She is currently elected to the L A County Democratic County Central Committee representing the 53rd Assembly District She is a proud renter and lives in West Adams CONTACT JASMYNE hello voteforjasmyne com VoteForJasmyne com or IAmJasmyne com JasmyneCannick Jasmyne hellojasmyne

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JASMYNE CANNICK S 2020 Voter Guide For the People ELECTION DAY TUE NOV 3RD Crib Notes Edition PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT Joe Biden Kamala Harris PROPOSITIONS 14 YES STEM CELL RESEARCH BOND RECLAIMS 12 BILLION FOR OUR LOCAL SCHOOLS 15 YES AND COMMUNITIES END THE BAN ON 16 YES AFFIRMATIVE ACTION 17 YES RESTORE VOTING RIGHTS AFTER PRISON TERM YES 17 YEAR OLDS CAN VOTE YES 20 CLOSES TAX LOOPHOLES ON OUTOF STATE TRUST FUND HEIRS NO STOP THE PRISON SPENDING SCAM 21 YES 18 19 PREVENTS HOMELESSNESS AND PRESERVES AFFORDABLE HOUSING EXEMPTS UBER AND LYFT FROM PROVIDING DRIVERS BENEFITS 22 NO 23 YES PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION IN DIALYSIS CLINICS 24 NO 25 WOULD EXPAND OR AMEND THE PROVISIONS OF THE CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT OF 2018 NO REPLACES CASH BAIL WITH RISK ASSESSMENT SYSTEM CONTACT Email hello voteforjasmyne com Website voteforjasmyne com Facebook JasmyneCannick Twitter Jasmyne JasmynesVoterGuide LOS ANGELES COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY George Gasc n L A COUNTY SUPERVISOR 2ND DISTRICT Herb Wesson Full disclosure I work for Herb Wesson JUDGES Myanna Dellinger Office No 72 Klint James McKay Office No 80 David D Diamond Office No 162 LOCAL BALLOT MEASURES Measure J YES Measure RR YES L A COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Charn Tunson Seat No 1 Anthony Danna Seat No 2 Nichelle Henderson Seat No 5 Arturo Flores or Raquel Watts Seat No 7 JasmynesVoterGuide

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PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN For President KAMALA HARRIS For Vice President ABOUT THE JOB Largely ceremonial The President is both the head of state and head of government of the United States of America and Commander in Chief of the armed forces Under Article II of the Constitution the President is responsible for the execution and enforcement of the laws created by Congress The vice president of the United States is the second highest officer in the executive branch of the U S federal government after the president of the United States and ranks first in the presidential line of succession The vice president is also an officer in the legislative branch as president of the Senate In this capacity the vice president is empowered to preside over Senate deliberations but may not vote except to cast a tie breaking vote The vice president is indirectly elected together with the president to a four year term of office by the people of the United States through the Electoral College Term 4 Years 2 terms

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UNITED STATES CONGRESS KAREN BASS 37TH DISTRICT MAXINE WATERS 43RD DISTRICT ABOUT THE JOB The big function of representatives is making the laws An individual member of the House can propose a bill to for example protect pregnant women from discrimination or outlaw a dangerous drug First the representative and their staff usually just the staff write the text of the bill Then it goes to one of the House committees for review A bill involving the CIA would go to the House Intelligence Committee for instance If it makes it through committee the House will vote whether to send it to the Senate Congressmembers are federal lawmakers Can Help You With Veteran s Benefits Social Security Medicaid Cannot Help You With Street Cleaning Tree Trimming Trash Pick Up Unemployment Benefits Your DWP Bill Term 2 Years No term limits

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE Miguel SANTIAGO 53rd DISTRICT East L A Boyle Heights Koreatown DTLA West Adams Reggie JONES SAWYER 59th DISTRICT South Central L A Mike GIPSON Steve BRADFORD 64th DISTRICT Carson Compton Watts North Long Beach 35th DISTRICT Carson Compton Gardena Inglewood Watts ABOUT THE JOB The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature the lower house being the California State Assembly The Senate convenes along with the State Assembly at the California State Capitol in Sacramento The Senate consists of 40 members with each member representing more people than California s members of the House of Representatives The Assembly consists of 80 members with each member representing at least 465 000 people Senators and Assemblymembers are lawmakers Can Help You With DMV Unemployment Paying More in State Taxes Cannot Help You With Street Cleaning Tree Trimming Trash Pick Up Your DWP Bill Assemblymembers Term 2 Years 12 years total in either house Senators Term 4 Years 12 years total in either house

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DISTRICT ATTORNEY ABOUT THE JOB GEORGE GASC N Can Help You With Going to jail or prison The District Attorney in Los Angeles County is responsible for the prosecuting individuals charged with felony or misdemeanor crimes handles specialized felony cases involving narcotics gangrelated crimes sex crimes child abuse child abduction consumer and environmental protection domestic violence major frauds insurance frauds and elder abuse The District Attorney also assists crime victims and witnesses and conducts office hearings to resolve neighborhood disputes and minor criminal complaints outside the criminal court system This is a countywide position Cannot Help You With Prosecuting rogue police officers who kill unarmed people or white Democratic donors who have Black men dropping dead in their apartments of crystal meth overdoses but we are hoping that changes soon Term 4 Years No term limits WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Jackie Lacey has to go From her failure to charge Ed Buck to her reluctance to charge rouge police officers who kill unarmed people she has got to go That said George will have to go too if he gets into office and doesn t do right Los Angeles is already a bastion of crime and the last thing we need to do is make it worse A lot of voters have expressed trepidation with supporting George as have I While I want to see the criminal justice system reformed police officers charged when it warrants and everyone treated equally under the law that s not the same as saying I want violent criminals roaming the streets free and no jails Uh uh I like jails and prisons just fine for the people who actually need to be in them I am supporting George with the caveat that I ll be watching and paying close attention There are no more guaranteed lifetime positions for elected officials just ask former Sheriff Jim McDonnell For George he should consider his first term if elected as a probationary period We ll see how he does and evaluate his performance JC

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COUNTY SUPERVISOR ABOUT THE JOB The position is one of only five seats on the county Board of Supervisors who collectively oversee a 30 billion annual budget That budget pays for everything from mental health treatment to homeless services public health to law enforcement Like other supervisorial districts the 2nd District is enormous It stretches from Culver City to the USC campus and down to Compton and Carson covering most of South L A It s home to about 2 million people larger than many U S states and about half of L A s Black population HERB WESSON 2ND DISTRICT Can Help You With County Section 8 County Benefits Medi Cal Street Cleaning Trash Pick Up and Tree Trimming if you re in unincorporated Los Angeles County Cannot Help You With City of Los Angeles Section 8 Unemployment Benefits Social Security Your DWP Bill but maybe Your SoCal Edison bill if you re Unincorporated Los Angeles County Term 4 Years 12 years max WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW I work for Herb Wesson Because I work for Mr Wesson I know him a little bit better than most and feel confident in supporting his candidacy for this office This is NOT a knock on Senator Holly Mitchell who I respect and admire However that said Mr Wesson did not pay me for this endorsement or expect that he already had it In the primary I endorsed both Mr Wesson former Councilmember Jan Perry and Senator Holly Mitchell because at that time I felt that was the right thing to do I don t think Mr Wesson was too happy about it but he respected my decision as indicated by the fact that I still had a job after the election For the General Election I am throwing all of my support behind Mr Wesson JC

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SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE MYANNA DELLINGER OFFICE NO 72 KLINT JAMES MCKAY OFFICE NO 80 DAVID D DIAMOND OFFICE NO 162 ABOUT THE JOB Los Angeles County superior courts have over 400 authorized judges and hundreds in terms of fulltime equivalents of authorized commissioners and referees The California Legislature determines the number of judges in each court Superior court judges serve six year terms and are elected by county voters on a nonpartisan ballot at a general election Vacancies are filled through appointment by the Governor A superior court judge must have been an attorney admitted to practice law in California or have served as a judge of a court of record in this state for at least 10 years immediately preceding election or appointment Superior courts have trial jurisdiction over all criminal and civil cases During 2017 2018 approximately 6 million cases were filed in these courts Can Help You With Going to jail or prison divorce restraining orders Cannot Help You With Just about everything else Term 6 Years WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW I do not support prosecutors running for judge That s just asking for more of the same and helps cultivate a criminal justice system that sees prosecutors working hand in hand with their former colleagues who are now the judge JC

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L A COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1 3 ANTHONY DANNA CHARN TUNSON 7 ARTURO FLORES 7 RAQUEL WATTS 5 NICHELLE HENDERSON 5 SCOTT SVONKIN ABOUT THE JOB The LACCD Board of Trustees is an independent policy making body that bears primary responsibility for the fulfillment of the District s stated mission It exercises oversight of the colleges educational programs and guarantees the colleges fiscal integrity and financial health Term 6 Years WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Scott Svonkin has got to go Besides taking money from Ed Buck and not returning it back to the victim s fund for justice he s anti woman anti Black misogynistic and has a terrible temper when you don t say or do what he wants Not the type of qualities I want in a leader of our community college system Add to that he s been there a long time with absolutely nothing to show for it except for his paychecks Like Too Short said it s time to go JC

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Bellflower Carson Compton Downey La Habra Heights Norwalk Paramount Pico Rivera Santa Fe Springs Whittier LETICIA VASQUEZ WILSON For Water Replenishment District of Southern California District 5 ABOUT THE JOB The regional water agency manages groundwater for nearly 4 million residents in 43 cities throughout southern Los Angeles County and charges annual assessments to cities and property owning entities for replenishing underground aquifers Term 4 Years

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ATTENTION WEST HOLLYWOOD CITY COUNCIL JOHN DURAN ED BUCK WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW John Duran took a lot of Ed Buck s money He is friends with Ed Buck He represented Ed Buck as his attorney He s boasting about having the endorsement of disgraced former Democratic Party state and county chair Eric Bauman He made anti trans statements He made anti Black statements John Duran has overstayed his time It s time for new leadership in WeHo ANYONE BUT JOHN DURAN If you don t live in West Hollywood but you know people who do please tell them not to vote to re elect John Duran

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STATEWIDE PROPOSITIONS WHAT THEY ARE In plain english they are a yes or no vote by the people In California a ballot proposition can be a referendum or an initiative measure that is submitted to voters for yes or no vote If passed it can alter one or more of the articles of the Constitution of California one or more of the 29 California Codes or another law in the California Statutes by clarifying current or adding statute s or removing current statute s Measures can be placed on the ballot either by the California State Legislature or via a petition signed by registered voters 14 YES 15 YES 16 YES 17 YES 18 YES 19 YES 20 NO 21 YES 22 NO 23 YES 24 NO 25 NO Continues stem cell research funding to develop treatments and cures for chronic and life threatening diseases Balanced reform that reclaims 12 billion for our local schools and communities End the ban on affirmative action to level the playing field for women and communities of color Restores voting rights to Californians who have completed their prison term Free the Vote Allows those who turn age 18 by a November general election to vote in that year s primary elections Helps seniors disabled homeowners and wildfire victims closes tax loopholes on out of state trust fund heirs Wastes tens of millions on prisons causing cuts to rehabilitation and schools Stop the Prison Spending Scam Keeps families in their homes prevents homelessness and preserves affordable housing Exempts Uber and Lyft from providing drivers the benefits they deserve Drivers rights over Uber Lyft profits Improves safety and prohibits discrimination in dialysis clinics to protect gravely ill patients Would expand or amend the provisions of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Replaces discriminatory and unjust money bail system with another discriminatory and unjust system

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LOCAL BALLOT MEASURES WHAT THEY ARE A local ballot measure is a piece of proposed legislation to be approved or rejected by eligible voters in a specific city or county Ballot measures are also known as propositions or simply questions Depending on the type of ballot measure it may require a simply majority or two thirds vote Local ballot measures can be placed on the ballot either by a local governing body city council Board of Supervisors school district or via a petition signed by registered voters in that city or county Amending the county s charter a document that outlines how a city or county is governed takes voter approval MEASURE J YES Shift L A County Spending from Punishment to Treatment In unprecedented times we need structural change Re Imagine L A County is a coalition of advocates community organizations and neighbors supporting Measure J to prioritize health housing and jobs For decades L A County s budget has directed money away from Black Brown and low income communities and allocated it in ways that negatively impact these same communities MEASURE RR YES Repair and Renovate LA Schools Vote YES on Measure RR to upgrade modernize and replace aging school facilities update technology and address inequities in our children s schools Measure RR is subject to strict independent oversight and accountability requirements including annual independent financial and performance audits Funds are legally restricted from being used for teacher and administrator salaries and school operating expenses Measure RR simply extends WITHOUT increasing the tax rate currently authorized for voter approved Los Angeles Unified School District bonds And it will create thousands of jobs benefitting the region s economy

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OTHER RACES U S HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Nanette Barragan 44th District JAWANE CARSON CITY COUNCIL Jawane Hilton Brandi Murdock Williams BRANDI COMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT TRUSTEE AREA 2 Barbara Calhoun MARK FONTANA CITY COUNCIL Amy Malone NANETTE L A CITY COUNCIL Mark Ridley Thomas 10th District WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AMY BARBARA I am switching my support to Mark Ridley Thomas after I learned some things about Grace Yoo that didn t sit right with me concerning Black people and homeless people And since we haven t had the chance to speak about I was left with no other choice That said I still do not agree that Mr Ridley Thomas should be eligible to run for an office he occupied for 12 years previously in a different district because of a loophole That s absurd and you can run for mayor as a former councilmember Running as a current councilmember doesn t make you more electable We re not dumb JC Indicates that I either donated to their campaign or I have worked on their campaign