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The National @NAACP has released its 2020 policy positions to guide voters' decisions in state and local races.

It does not endorse specific ballot measures, but the positions contrast with some endorsements made by the California @NAACP

National NAACP urges "each state and municipality to reject monetary bail requirements."

California NAACP opposes #Prop25, which would outlaw the use of monetary bail.
National NAACP supports "federal, state, and local legislation that mandates paid sick leave for most workers."

California NAACP supports #Prop22, which would exempt Uber, Lfyt & a few other companies from giving workers paid sick days & family leave.
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1/ Why I am voting NO on #prop25 @noonprop25ca . I will cover the dangers of what the original legislation #AB125 did by replacing cash bail with what is known as “Criminogenic Risk Assessments (CRA).” I will use this 🔥 paper by @benzevgreen…

2/ To start, the words Criminal Justice Reform, have become a hot topic in US politics. There is general consensus from both democrats and republicans alike that our system needs “reform”. Unfortunately, the “reform” movement can come under the guise of a simple shift of power.
3/ Foucault warned us about this: “The true objective of the reform movement.. was not so much to establish a new right to punish based on more equitable principles.. the reform of criminal law must be read as a strategy for the rearrangement of the power to punish..” Disc&Punish
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When you see a TV ad for a California proposition, it almost doesn't matter what it says. Odds are it was placed by corporations looking to increase or defend their profits, and you should probably vote the other way. Not always, but generally companies have way more $$ for TV.
An exception this election cycle is #YesOnProp25. I've seen a fair number of TV ads making a solid case for upholding #SB10, which ended money bail in California. While SB10 is not perfect and needs racial bias fixes, fuck the American Bail Coalition trying to bring it down.
The American Bail Coalition is running a TV ad that says "the NAACP is asking you to vote no on proposition 25." It also claims #Prop25 "delays justice for people stuck in jail." How ironic. So misleading. What is the NAACP thinking?
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With no indication yet of whether #CABudget deadline day ends with a deal or a pro forma vote and ongoing talks between Newsom and legislative Dems, there's this thorny issue: the budget bill to be voted on today assumes a gubernatorial action that hasn't happened. (Thread)
The main #CABudget bill, #SB74, relies on the use of cash reserves from the state's "rainy day" fund. But under the provisions of Proposition 2 (2014), those funds can't be used without a gubernatorial declaration of a budget emergency. But... wait for it...
There's been no such emergency declared by Newsom.

An agreement on a budget plan could easily include such a proclamation. But suppose there's no deal today?

While #Prop25 only required a budget bill to be passed by midnight, this is the first time #Prop 2 cash is being used.
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