Voting Rights Advocacy

Support for ease of registration with simplified forms and greater availability, with safeguards against fraud. Support of County Registrar of Voters providing continued and increased voter education to encourage maximum informed voter participation. Support of easily understood analyses of all ballot measures with printed summaries of the texts and information about how copies of the full texts may be obtained. Support of a voting system which meets the criteria of accuracy, efficiency, economy and voter engagement. Support of an effective election commission charged with evaluating the operation, recommending improvements and assessing the feasibility of new voting methods. Support for Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) in single-seat elections.

Criminal Justice Reform

Support for reducing overcrowding in the county jail system by improving jail computer systems, routing prisoners more efficiently, expediting pre-trial case management, and studying criminalization standards for possible modification. Oppose using private jails. Support for a variety of sentencing options for low- risk offenders. Support for providing comprehensive health care services for emergency, urgent, and on- going health problems, physical and mental, for all inmates; support for segregating mentally ill inmates. Support for offering basic educational and vocational training programs and social rehabilitation and re- entry programs to all inmates. Support for providing adequate public funding to maintain state standards. Support for effective, continual internal and external oversight of jail conditions and practices and for safe release practices.

Environmental Advocacy

Homelessness and Housing