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The 2022 California Primaries can teach us a lot, but will we learn?

As we head into the General Election season, what ALL Californians should be focused on is our state’s voter turnout. In this episode Jay Chotirmal, Courage California’s Senior Communications and Voter Engagement Manager, has a conversation with James Herard, ED of Lift Up Contra Costa, and Cindy Lee, Field Organizer at Hmong Innovating Politics, about what happened during California’s 2022 primaries. 

We’ll learn about what the challenges were and what organizers identify as the GOTV needs of the communities they serve – to ensure that all eligible voters make their voices heard at the ballot box on November 8. 

The 2022 California Primaries can teach us a lot, but will we learn in time for the General Election? 

The last day to register to vote is October 24, visit for voter registration resources.

Your General Election ballot will include – 7 Ballot Propositions. Courage California has taken a position on the following ballot measures: 

  • Prop. 1 (Yes): Would amend the California State Constitution to prohibit the state from denying or interfering with an individual’s reproductive health decisions, including their right to choose to have an abortion and their right to choose or refuse contraceptives.
  • Prop. 28 (Yes): Would require the state to set aside a share of its revenue — likely between $800 million to $1 billion per year — for arts and education classes in public schools.
  • Prop. 29 (Yes): Would help ensure dialysis patients receive safe treatment in dialysis clinics under the care of a doctor or another highly trained clinician in case of emergencies.
  • Prop. 30 (Yes): Would impose a new 1.75% tax on any individual’s income of more than $2 million per year to raise between $3 billion to $4.5 billion annually to fund greenhouse gas reducing initiatives.
  • Prop. 31 (Yes):  Would uphold a 2020 law banning the sale of all flavored tobacco products. 

Production: Angela Chavez

Editorial: Irene Kao and Angela Chavez

Graphics: Isidra Chávez

With support from: Jay Chotirmal, LisaMarie Betancourt, Lucianna Hernandez

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