Dear CAR Member,
California voters have spoken and millions have voiced their support for Proposition 19.
With more than 15 million votes counted, we are proud to announce the passage of Proposition 19, which received 51.1 percent of the more than 15.3 million votes cast. Proposition 19 is a win-win for California voters providing needed housing and tax relief for seniors and wildfire victims, and generating much needed revenue for schools, fire districts, cities, and counties as they face budget shortfalls due to the harmful economic impact of COVID-19.
The passage of Proposition 19 would not be possible without the tremendous support of our members. Thousands of our members educated clients and colleagues, shared Prop. 19 information on social media, wrote letters, advocated for endorsements and supported the Association every step of the way.
We are also thankful for the support of our co-sponsor, the California Professional Firefighters, as well as key endorsements from Gov. Gavin Newsom, Secretary of State Alex Padilla, State Controller Fiona Ma, the California Democratic Party, Republican legislators, labor unions, chambers of commerce, seniors, wildfire survivors and many more.
This has been a historic election with a record-breaking voter turnout, and we are grateful to all of you for your hard work and continued efforts to bring success to Proposition 19. From collecting nearly 1.5 million signatures from California voters, to putting the original measure on the ballot two years ago, to working closely with legislators to create an even stronger bipartisan measure to place on this year’s ballot, to strongly supporting Prop. 19 at every opportunity — each of you made a difference.
Thank you again for your commitment. Together, we have proved we can make a real difference that will make a positive impact on the housing crisis, help our vulnerable populations by limiting property tax increases, and support our firefighters.