How I voted on the California propositions (2020)

Me working the poles, I mean polls, in the 2016 election.

This week I voted by mail, after spending a lot of time doing my research. So, I thought it might be helpful to offer a sort of Blazenhoff Voter’s Guide to the California propositions. 

This is how I voted (YMMV):

14 – No to borrowing money for more stem cell research
15 – YES to taxing the properties of big corporations to fund schools/communities (duh)
16 – Yes to repealing the 1996 ban on Affirmative Action
17 – YES to allowing parolees to VOTE!
18 – Yes to allowing 17-year-olds to VOTE in primaries
19 – No to hiking a tax for property inheritance (almost a ‘yes’ from me)
20 – No to rolling back criminal justice reforms
21 – YES to allowing cities to expand rent control
22 – No (personal experience as a gig worker and this swayed me)
23 – No need to have physicians in dialysis clinics
24 – No to redoing current privacy laws (ACLU against too)
25 – Yes to eliminating cash bail which favors the wealthy (tough decision too)

To help make these decisions, I consulted these websites (and sought the advice of smart/trusted/knowledgeable friends):
https://lwvc.org/vote/elections/ballot-recommendations
https://votersedge.org/ca

I’m keeping track of my mailed-in ballot through “Where’s My Ballot?”
https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ballot-status/wheres-my-ballot

Take that COVID-19!

This old chestnut? Yes, but with a fresh new twist for 2020! If Calvin were to ever urinate on something, it would be the coronavirus, don’t you think?

FIVE BUCKS** will get you one. Free shipping.

These 3″ tall white vinyl “Calvin Peeing” decals are made for smooth surfaces like your [insert vehicle type here]’s rear window or the shiny pages of your shelter-in-place scrapbook.

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Venmo me $5

OR

PayPal me $5 to blazenhoff@yahoo.com — as “Friends and Family,” if possible

OR

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Please note: Whichever way you send that five bucks, I’ll need YOUR mailing address to send the actual decal! Email me at rusty@blazenhoff.com with that info.

BUT I WANT TO GIFT IT TO SOMEONE!

Alright. I’m also happy to write a short note if you want to gift a decal to someone you really want to impress. Email me at rusty@blazenhoff.com with the details.

I JUST WANT TO KNOW THE HISTORY OF CALVIN PEEING ON THINGS

Fine.

**For each decal that is sold, I will donate $1 to the Alameda Food Bank. 
They do TERRIFIC work here in my island city!

Wait. One more thing. I hope you and yours are safe, happy, and well!