California Senior Advocates League
The issues that California seniors care about are the issues that all Californians prioritize - affordable healthcare & housing, quality education & government services, and safe & thriving communities.
CalSAL supports policies that promote:
Increasingly state issues are being taken directly to voters at the ballot box.
Already four initiatives have qualified for, or are eligible for, the November 2022 mid-term election and cleared for circulation.
This list of topics includes qualified and those that are circulating but haven't yet qualified:
CalSAL has been a trusted voice for voters for the past 18 years on ballot measures.
In the November 2020 election CalSAL took positions on the following initiatives.
Proposition 15: “Split-roll” property tax increase.
CalSAL Position: OPPOSE - Outcome: Failed 52%
Proposition 19: Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners To Transfer Their Property Tax Base To Replacement Property.
CalSAL Position: SUPPORT - Outcome: Passed 51%
Proposition 21: Expands Local Governments’ Authority To Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. CalSAL Position: OPPOSE - Outcome: Failed 60%
Proposition 22: App-Based Jobs and Services.
CalSAL Position: SUPPORT - Outcome: Passed 59%
Proposition 23: Dialysis Clinic Requirement.
CalSAL Position: OPPOSE - Outcome: Failed 63%
Proposition 25: Referendum to Overturn A 2018 Law That Replaced Money Bail System.
CalSAL Position: OPPOSE - Outcome: Failed 56%
Focus on Redistricting
Every ten years the US Census counts every person living in the United States. This data is then used for two purposes. First, it is used to apportion congressional seats amongst the states according to populations. Second, it is used by the states to draw new boundaries for state legislative and congressional districts.
California voters removed elected state legislators from the redistricting process in 2008 with Proposition 11 which created the California Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC). In 2010, California voters added the responsibility of drawing Congressional districts to the CRC with Proposition 20. CalSAL enthusiastically and actively supported both Initiatives.
Voters should choose their representatives; elected representatives should not choose their voters. CalSAL knows that fair districts drawn to reflect the community are foundational for democracy to thrive and empowered civic engagement.
Final district boundaries will be in place for the 2022- 2030 election cycles using the following criteria:
In California, we also elect the Board of Equalization members by district and these districts are also redrawn.