Get out the Vote Bay Area
California faces serious challenges — but this November we also have a big opportunity. With 17 propositions on the ballot, we have a chance to impact the most important issues we face as a state, from funding public education to reforming systems of mass incarceration that are harming our communities.
To that end, Bend the Arc is taking action to support Proposition 55 — an extension of Prop 30's income tax on the wealthiest in our state to fund education and health care. We are also working to pass Proposition 57 to expand parole to thousands of adults and reform the practice of trying children as adults in court proceedings.
Together with partners, we'll be targeting our efforts to the "American Rising Electorate," which includes people of color, those who make under $50,000 a year, millennials, and others to create a new progressive voting block that has the power to impact our core issues — in California and across the nation. We'll be canvassing and phone banking with partners like PICO Affiliate - Faith In Action, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and Jewish Youth for Community Action.
We've targeted a few key dates in October and November when we can make the most impact — and avoid our many Jewish holidays.