Election 2016: Prop 65
Here's what you need to know to decide how to vote on California's Proposition 65.
ICYMI: the 2016 election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, with early voting kicking off at San Francisco’s City Hall on Tuesday, October 11.
In addition to voting for officials at the local, state, and national level, San Franciscans will face a decision on 17 state ballot initiatives and 25 local propositions.
Not sure how to vote on Proposition 65? We hope the brief voter guide below will help you decide!
What Is Prop 65?
Prop 65 would take funds generated by the sale of grocery and retail carry-out bags and transfer them to a fund administered by the Wildlife Conservation Board.
Who Supports Prop 65?
Supporters argue that the proposition would ensure that revenue generated by the plastic bag fee benefits projects to improve the environment (such as drought relief and litter removal), rather than serving as additional profits to retail stores.
Who Opposes Prop 65?
Key opponents of Prop 65 include: Mark Murray, Californians Against Waste executive director.
Opponents argue that the proposition creates a distraction by focusing on the funds from plastic bag fees rather than eliminating plastic bags entirely, which is what is necessary in order to make a true impact on the environment.
Learn More about Prop 65
To learn more, read the full text of Proposition 65.