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California Young Democrats Take Positions on Props

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For left-leaning teens and young adults aged 14 through 35, the California Democratic Party has an official "youth arm" for them called the California Young Democrats. The organization has already taken a position on November's ballot, which is three months away as of yesterday.

“Mobilizing young voters in California will be the key to victory on many important issues this November” said Rocky Fernandez, President of the California Young Democrats in a press statement. “We will fight back against the many flawed propositions on the ballot, and open up opportunities for young voters to find real solutions to our state’s long-term needs.”

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They took positions (listed below) with simple "yes," "no," or "no position" answers except for on Proposition 8, which seeks to eliminate gay marriage. A very special answer was reserved for that: "HELL NO"

California Young Dems: Number / Title / Recommendation

Prop. 1
Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act for the 21st Century. YES

Prop. 2
Treatment of Farm Animals. Statute. YES

Prop. 3
Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program. Statute. NO POSITION

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Prop. 4
Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy. Constitutional Amendment. NO

Prop. 5
Nonviolent Offenders. Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation. Statute. YES

Prop. 6
Criminal Penalties and Laws. Public Safety Funding. Statute. NO

Prop. 7
Renewable Energy. Statute. NO

Prop. 8
Eliminates the Rights of Same-Sex couples to marry. Constitutional Amendment. HELL NO

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Prop. 9
Criminal Justice System. Victims' Rights. Parole. Constitutional Amendment and Statute. NO

Prop. 10
Bonds. Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Renewable Energy. Statute. NO POSITION

Prop. 11
Redistricting. Constitutional Amendment and Statute. NO
It is interesting to note that they took "no position" on Proposition 10. It sounds nice, but as all media outlets are saying, the prop is the wrong shade of green.