California propositions is a space dedicated to engaging citizen activists in the governance of their state. The proposition system was established nearly 100 years ago to allow the people of California to serve as a direct link between the people of the state and their government.
Our goal is to bridge the gap between that noble goal and the technology of today that allows that to happen. This site was created to better inform voters about the ballot measures they will be voting on by providing objective analysis along with arguments from both sides. But passive involvement isn't what the founders of the citizen initiative had in mind when they created it - this site allows average people to advocate for the causes and issues they believe in alongside other Californians, and - more importantly - it provides the tools to empower every day citizens to influence the direction of their state.
The concept of "direct democracy" has never been closer to realization than during these times. Yet, there are still many critics that are critical of the initiative process in California. Some believe that it doesn't allow for a deliberative process. That most people don't know what they're voting on. That the people can't be trusted to decide on complex issues facing California. While we disagree with those arguments, we're confident that in the end having more people - not fewer - involved in the process is a good thing. We've created this space to let you decide.
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