If you’re currently unfamiliar with Proposition 25, it’s high time to get up to speed—and we’re going to help you! Further, though, we’re showing you why it’s important to vote NO on Prop 25, and it’s not just about money but public safety, too. Take a look!
About Prop 25
Prop 25 is a California ballot proposition that will appear on the ballot for general election on November 3, 2020.
Until recently, the State of California used a cash bail system, allowing for the release of criminal suspects who were waiting for an upcoming trial. However, in August 2018, then governor, Jerry Brown, signed SB10, ultimately ending the use of cash bail and evoking a risk assessment method. This risk assessment method uses an unfair computer algorithm managed by government bureaucrats to decide who can and who can’t get out of jail while waiting for their court date.
Voting “yes” on Prop 25 will keep SB10 in effect. Voting “no” on Prop 25 will repeal SB10.
Vote NO on Prop 25—Here’s Why
As stated above, the computer algorithm used to conduct the risk assessment of who can and can’t get out of jail while awaiting their court date is unfair. Specifically, civil rights advocates have been consistently arguing that SB10 does not completely address the racial biases in the criminal justice system. Therefore, the California Conference of the NAACP and Human Rights Watch have publicly and enthusiastically opposed SB10 and Prop 25—and they’re not the only ones.
What Others Are Saying about Prop 25
Many different professional people have voiced their thoughts and opinions regarding Prop 25. Specifically, these industry professionals are sharing why they are voting NO on Prop 25.
Former Assembly Member and Chair Emeritus of the Latino Caucus Joe Coto has stated: “Prop 25 uses computer algorithms to determine the fate of people accused of a crime. These algorithms have been proven to lead to more biased outcomes for Latinos and other people of color. Prop 25 will be a grave injustice and an attack on our civil rights.”
Lisa Smittcamp, District Attorney of County of Fresno, recently said: “Without bail, many defendants who don’t show up for court will remain on our streets. Californian voters should reject Prop 25 because it makes it even harder for law enforcement to keep our homes, neighborhoods, and schools safe, and blocks crime victims from receiving the justice they deserve.”
More Reasons Why It’s a NO on Prop 25
In case you need more reasons as to why you should vote NO on Prop 25, we’ve made it simple for you: Prop 25 is unfair, unsafe, and costly.
Further, Prop 25 creates additional bias against minorities and the poor; Prop 25 puts public safety at risk; Prop 25, if not repealed, will cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.
Are You Ready to Vote NO on Prop 25?
Voting NO on Prop 25 isn’t only the right thing to do, it’s the smart and safe thing to do. Are you planning on voting NO on Prop 25? Don’t let yourself and your community down.