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12 state ballot propositions – what are they and what do we do with them?

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Ballot measures are rarely straightforward, and sometimes it’s hard to figure out what a “yes” or “no” vote means. And it can be even harder to know how they might impact your community.

You may also be wondering how we as nonprofits can advocate for or against them.

You’re in luck! Join us for the California Policy Forum webinar on the 2020 statewide ballot measures and how to advocate for (or against) them! 

The November election will be a defining moment for California policy, especially during the current pandemic, economic uncertainty, and ongoing racial injustice. Election outcomes for the twelve statewide propositions on the ballot will have a significant effect on our communities.

We as nonprofits and philanthropic organizations have an important role to play in educating our communities about these measures and can also, within certain parameters, advocate for or against them. 

2020 Ballot Measures: What, Why, and How to Advocate
October 8, from 1:00 to 2:15 PM (Pacific)
FREE! but RSVP required 

You will:

  • learn about each of the twelve statewide ballot measures
  • get a deeper understanding of the six that will impact nonprofits and foundations (Propositions 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, and 25)
  • gain valuable tips on how to support or oppose measures while staying inside the legal boundaries


David Carroll, Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations at Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) 
David provides strategic leadership in the development, enhancement, and implementation of SCG’s policy advocacy and legislative agendas and leads the public policy and government affairs portfolio of Philanthropy California. 

Lucy Salcido Carter, Public Policy Director at CalNonprofits Lucy Salcido Carter
Lucy directs policy initiatives that protect and promote California’s nonprofits. Her work includes developing and implementing campaigns that encourage advocacy and civic engagement among CalNonprofits’ more than 10,000 members. 

Crispin DelgadoCrispin Delgado, Policy Director at Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) 
Crispin served as Program Officer for Blue Shield of California Foundation where he worked to advance value-based care policy efforts in California. He brings to NCG a vision for advancing equity and social justice through an exciting policy agenda for NCG, its members, and its community.

Nona Randois, California Director at the Alliance for Justice (AFJ) 
AFJ offers expert training, resources, and technical assistance to support nonprofits and foundations conducting advocacy. Nona is a thought leader who directs AFJ efforts to protect nonprofit advocacy rights in California.

Laura Seaman, CEO of the League of California Community Foundations

The League of California Community Foundations is a statewide association of 30 community foundations serving over 95% of the population of California. Prior to joining the League, Laura served as Associate Director of the Digital Civil Society Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.

The California Policy Forum is a partnership of CalNonprofits, Philanthropy California (Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers, and Southern California Grantmakers), and the League of California Community Foundations. The California Policy Forum not only provides a platform to bring together the voice of nonprofits and philanthropy in our state but also amplifies the sector’s significance and priorities to policymakers and experts.

Register for the webinar!