CSSA Candidate Endorsements and Initiative Positions

CSSA Candidate and Initiative Endorsements for the November 3, 2020 General Election


Candidate Endorsements

U. S. Congress

  • Assembly Member Jay Obernolte (R) for Election to Congress, 8th District


State Assembly

  • James Ramos (D) for Re-Election to State Assembly, 40th District
  • Philip Chen (R) for Re-Election to State Assembly, 55th District


Ballot Initiatives


Initiative Number


CSSA Position


ACA 11, Mullin. The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act. Allows homeowners who are over 55, disabled or victims of natural disaster to take a portion of their property tax base with them when they sell their home and buy a new one. It would also limit the ability of new homeowners who inherit properties to keep their parents’ or grandparents’ low property tax payments.

No Position


Restricts Parole for Non-Violent Offenders. Authorizes Felony Sentences for Certain Offenses Currently Treated Only as Misdemeanors. Allows prosecutors to charge repeat or organized petty theft as a felony, require probation officers to seek tougher penalties for those who violate the term of their parole three times, and exclude those who have been convicted of domestic violence and certain nonviolent crimes from early parole consideration; (modifies some of Prop 47’s provisions).




Expands Local Government’s Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Allows cities to introduce new rent control laws, or expand existing ones.

No Position


Changes Employment Classification Rules for App-Based Transportation and Delivery Drivers. (Modifies AB 5.)




Referendum to Overturn a 2018 Law that Replaced Money Bail System with a System Based on Public Safety Risk. Ask voters to either approve or strike down a state law that generally eliminates money bail from the state criminal justice system.




CSSA Candidate Endorsements for the March 3, 2020 Primary Election

 As of February 27, 2020 

    • Assembly Member Jay Obernolte (R) for Election to Congress, 33rd District
    • James Ramos (D) for Re-Election to State Assembly, 40th District
    • Philip Chen (R) for Re-Election to State Assembly, 55th District 


CSSA Candidate Endorsements for the November 6, 2018 General Election

As of October 4, 2018  

  • U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein for re-election to United States Senate
  • Andrew Grant for election to Congress, 7th District
  • U.S. Representative Jeff Denham for re-election to Congress, 10th District
  • Young Kim for election to Congress, 39th Congressional District
  • Senator Jim Nielsen for re-election as State Senator, 4th District
  • Assembly Member Brian Dahle for re-election to State Assembly, 1st District
  • Assembly Member Rudy Salas (D) for re-election to State Assembly, 32nd District
  • Assembly Member Jay Obernolte for re-election to State Assembly, 33rd District
  • James Ramos for election to State Assembly, 40th District
  • Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin (D) for re-election to State Assembly, 44th District
  • Assembly Member Philip Chen for re-election to State Assembly, 55th District
  • State Senator Ted Gaines for election as a Member of the Board of Equalization – District 1


CSSA Positions on Ballot Measures for the November 6, 2018 General Election

As of October 4, 2018












Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018. Would issue $4 billion in bonds   for veterans housing. Text of measure HERE  



No Place Like Home Act of 2018. Authorizes Prop 63 revenues from 1%   tax on incomes over $1 million to be used for repaying $2 billion in bonds   for supportive housing. https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/ballot-measures/pdf/ab-1827-ch41.pdf  



Water   Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018. Authorizes   Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish,   Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage.   Initiative Statute.(PDF)

No Position


Children's   Hospital Bond Act of 2018. Authorizes   Bonds Funding Construction at Hospitals Providing Children’s Health Care.   Initiative Statute.(PDF)

No Position


People's   Initiative to Protect Proposition 13 Savings. Changes   requirements for transferring property tax base to replacement residence for   homeowners who are over 55-years-old or severely disabled. Changes   Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer their Property Tax Base   to Replacement Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and   Statute.(PDF)



Repeals   SB 1 (Gas Tax).   Repeals SB 1 tax and fee provisions and requires the legislature to submit   any measure enacting specified taxes or fees on gas or diesel fuel or   operation of a vehicle on public highways to the electorate for approval. Eliminates   Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding. Requires Certain Fuel Taxes   and Vehicle Fees be Approved by The Electorate. Initiative Constitutional   Amendment.(PDF)



Repeals   California's Daylight Savings Time. Passed by voters in 1949, makes   Pacific Standard Time the standard time within the state, retains one hour   advancement of PST between the second Sunday in March and first Sunday of   November, authorizes legislature to change those provisions by a 2/3rds vote   provided that the proposed changes are consistent with federal law. Conforms California Daylight Saving Time to Federal Law.   Allows Legislature to Change Daylight Saving Time Period. Legislative   Statute. (PDF)

No Position


Kidney   Dialysis.   Limits amounts outpatient kidney dialysis clinics may charge for patient care and imposes penalties for excessive charges.

Regulates   Amounts Outpatient Kidney Dialysis Clinics Charge for Dialysis Treatment.   Initiative Statute.

No Position


Divides   California into Three States. On July 18, 2018, Proposition 9 was   removed from the ballot by order   of the California Supreme Court. (PDF)

REMOVED by order   of California Supreme Court


Rent   Control.   Expands local governments’ authority to enact rent control on residential   property. Expands   Local Governments’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property.   Initiative Statute.

No Position


Emergency   Ambulance Employees. Requires private-sector emergency ambulance employees to   remain on call during work breaks. Requires   Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain On-Call During Work   Breaks. Eliminates Certain Employer Liability. Initiative Statute.

No Position


Space   Requirements for Animals. Establishes new minimum space requirements for confining veal calves, breeding pigs, and egg-laying hens, also requires egg-laying hens to be raised in a cage-free environment after December 31, 2021. Establishes   New Standards for Confinement of Specified Farm Animals; Bans Sale of   Noncomplying Products. Initiative Statute.

No Position