Category: Propositions

2018 Ballot Initiative Voter Guide is Here!

Los Angeles — The CHIRLA Action Fund released the Immigrant Political Power Project Voter Guide with recommendations for the eleven (11) Propositions on the California ballot this November 6, 2018.

“We are very proud to issue these recommendations which are the result of intensive and dynamic conversations with members of our community throughout the state. This is our best assessment of how these ballots may or may not benefit or impact Californians and immigrant families,” stated Diana Colin, CHIRLA Action Fund Programs Director.

The Proposition Recommendations are as follows:

Proposition 1: YES
Propostion 2: YES
Proposition 3: YES
Proposition 4: YES
Proposition 5: NO
Proposition 6: NO
Proposition 7: Neutral
Proposition 8: YES
Proposition 10: YES
Proposition 11: NO
Proposition 12: YES

CHIRLA’s Immigrant Political Power Project includes hundreds of volunteers, young people, immigrant families, who have started calling thousands of voters on a daily basis, walking communities registering people to vote, educating voters on the 12 propositions in the November ballot, and urging communities in Districts 21, 25, and 39 to choose immigrant rights champions and support legislative proposals that help advance our community to the 21st century.

Volunteer opportunities during the next 8 weeks are available. Visit the CHIRLA Action Fund’s Facebook page for the latest information.


A printable bilingual Proposition Recommendations chart is available on the CHIRLA Action Fund website by clicking the image above or on our Facebook page:

Vote Yes on Prop 47!

Californians have an historic opportunity to bring about needed and long-overdue criminal justice reform by voting Yes on Proposition 47.

This measure would:

  • Improve public safety;
  • Reduce prison spending; and
  • Increase our investment in K-12 schools, victims’ services and mental health and drug treatment.

Prop. 47, the Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act, will be on the ballot this November. It would change the lowest-level, nonviolent crimes such as simple drug possession and petty theft from felonies to misdemeanors. The savings would go toward preventing crime.

If it passes, California will lead the nation in ending felony sentencing for the lowest level, non-violent crimes, permanently reduce incarceration and shift $1 billion in the next five years alone from the state corrections department to K-12 school programs and mental health and drug treatment.

This reform maintains the current law for anyone with prior convictions for rape, murder or child molestation.

At the same time, Prop. 47 reduces the barriers that many people with a low-level, non-violent felony conviction face to becoming stable and productive citizens, such as a lack of employment, housing and access to assistance programs and professional trades.

Yes on Prop. 47 is supported by law enforcement leaders, crime victims, teachers, rehabilitation experts, business leaders, faith-based leaders and immigrant rights organizations, as well as the CHIRLA Action Fund.

This reform will focus our law enforcement resources on violent and serious crime, and use the savings in prison spending to prevent crime.