California, California Initiative Review, Salerno Ah discussed on Bryan Suits
Kind of wonder just how we end up here? And how all these questions and popping up every two years? Well this year, there's an added rub right. The propositions come set against the dark backdrop, which is, of course, the pandemic out of growing concerns about the deadly Corona virus officially hitting the US Here's what we need and civil unrest in the coffer Rachel just in Washington, D C protestors, setting a large fire just blocks from the White House. Accelerating climate change. We begin tonight with millions of Americans in the path of multiple natural disasters. Economic collapse the Labor Department is out with, of course, one of the most contentious presidential races in history even has a 10 point. National Advantage over President Trump. Some of these questions are going to gain immediacy like you know the repealing of the ban on affirmative action, any cash bail or changing up the structure of property taxes? Other questions? They're a bit harder to understand. For all the noise like changing dialysis, clinic regulations and the reclassification of uber and lyft drivers, or maybe allowing 17 year olds the right to vote, So we're gonna get started here. In this episode, we'll tackle the history of the ballot question in California will dive into the criticism of the process. You know, it's not exactly something that's universally adored. And along with came Alexander. I've said some legal help to kind of guide us through this journey. It's the the grill in the room in California politics, Okay, My name is Michael Salerno Ah, clinical professor emeritus at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, and the California initiative process has long been a process. I've had a great interest in and worked. You might call Salerno Ah, critic of the system and generally opposed to the California initiative process. Because it's the Wild West. I think initiatives could be done in a more Thoughtful way We're gonna be hearing much more from slaughter. No. My name is Mary Beth Moylan, Me associate Dean for academic affairs. An experiential learning at Nick George School of Law were part of the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, California oil. It's got a certain expertise in this subject. I teach a class called The California Initiative Seminar, and the students in that class produced the California Initiative Review, which we produced online every lap. Ction cycle. So every two years we produce the California Initiative Review We provide objective and neutral summaries of each of the statewide ballot measures that appear on the general election ballot. Of course, the election comes here in the cove it age, which complicates our campaigns typically get the word out How we discussed these questions with each other. We don't have the culture right now of Gatherings of spreading the word at farmers markets and at concerts, right. That's not happening so much. Well, I am concerned that people Are not having the chance to interact casually with people who they trust. Normally when we get to election time, you know you have the campaign messages coming at you on TV. If you're a likely voter, you also have people calling you on the phone. You're going to have mail Coming to your home. Isolation tends to be a good breeding.