What Supporters Are Saying

“Proposition 19 provides critical and more reliable funds for fire districts that will help us fight against catastrophic wildfires. The measure generates new revenue with improved tax fairness for all Californians making a difference in fire protection and emergency response to safeguard millions of homes and lives.”

Brian Rice, President

California Professional Firefighters

“The Nuns fire devastated my Glen Ellen home and community in 2017. Since then, we've worked tirelessly to rebuild our lives. Many neighbors could not afford to rebuild and had to move to other counties. Had Prop 19 been present in 2017, there would have been a different reality for many post-wildfire. The protections offered in this measure are especially helpful for wildfire /disaster (flood) victims and would make a life-changing difference in the lives of families across the state. I support Prop 19.”

Mike Witkowski

Retired Teacher & Wildfire Survivor

“Seniors will finally have some housing relief under Prop 19. Many seniors are trapped in homes that are no longer appropriate for aging-in-place seniors that has been further exacerbated due to COVID-19. They are too big, require too much maintenance, have too many steps, and are often just too expensive. Prop 19 will provide needed housing relief to seniors and make it more affordable to move to a new home that fits their needs.”

Deborah Howard, President and Board Chair

California Senior Advocates League

Senior & Disability Organizations

  • Congress of California Seniors

  • Californians for Disability Rights

  • California Senior Advocates League

  • Seniors Council of Santa Cruz & San Benito Counties

  • The ARC

 

Fire & Public Safety Organizations

  • California Professional Firefighters

  • California State Firefighters’ Association

  • Rebuild Northbay Foundation

  • Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs

  • Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs

  • California Statewide Law Enforcement Association

  • Orange County Coalition of Police & Sheriffs

Wildfire Survivors

  • Jerry Balme, Saddleback Ridge Fire Survivor

  • Jim Finn, Tubbs Fire Survivor

  • Justin Meyers, Camp Fire Survivor and President North State Labor Federation

  • Kristy Militello, Tubbs Fire Survivor

  • Ellie Rosebush, Camp Fire Survivor

  • Katherine Stark, Woolsey Fire Survivor

  • Marie Stefanisco, Tubbs Fire Survivor

  • Mike Witkowski, Retired Teacher and Wildfire Survivor

Labor Organizations

  • California State Federation of Labor AFL-CIO

  • AFSCME California

  • California Nurses Association

  • California Faculty Association

  • California Conference Board of the Amalgamated Transit Unions

  • California and Nevada State Association of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11

  • Operating Engineers Local 3

  • Painters District Council 36

  • UFCW Western States Council

  • UNITE HERE Local 11

  • United Domestic Workers – AFSCME Local 3930

Community Advocates

  • NAACP California-Hawaii State Conference

  • National Diversity Coalition

  • Baptist Ministers Conference of Los Angeles and Southern California

  • California Wool Growers Association

  • National Asian American Coalition

  • New Earth

  • Retired Public Employees’ Association

  • Sustainable Sunnyvale

  • The Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health

Education Advocates

  • California Retired Teachers Association

  • Schools for Sound Finance

  • Dianne Macdonald, Immediate Past-President PTA

  • Sonoma Valley Unified School District

  • Jose Alcala, Riverside Community College Board

  • Larry Allen, Middletown Unified School District Trustee

  • Zima Creason, San Juan Unified School District Trustee

  • Gina Cuclis, Sonoma County Board of Education Vice President

  • Pam Franceschi, Retired Teacher, Manhattan Beach Unified

  • John Kelly, Sonoma Valley Unified School District Board President

  • Ernie Ochoa, Merced College Board of Trustees President

  • Sunny Zia, Long Beach City College Trustee

Political Organizations

  • California Democratic Party

  • California Young Democrats

  • California Impact Republicans

  • Alice B Toklas Democratic Club

  • Antelope Valley Progressive Democrats

  • Beach Cities Democratic Club

  • California Older Women’s League

  • Culver City Democratic Club

  • Democrats for Israel-Los Angeles

  • Democrats for Equality- San Diego

  • Democratic Club of Santa Maria

  • District 11 Democratic Club -San Francisco

  • East Bay Young Democrats

  • East Contra Costa Democratic Club

  • Edwin M. Lee Asian Pacific Democratic Club

  • LAX Area Democratic Club

  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party

  • Miracle Mile Democratic Club

  • New Frontier Democratic Club

  • Northeast Los Angeles Democratic Club

  • Orange County Democratic Party

  • Pacific Palisades Democratic Club

  • Sacramento Republicans of River City

  • San Francisco Eastern Neighborhoods Democratic Club

  • San Francisco League of Pissed Off Voters

  • San Francisco Young Democrats

  • Santa Barbara Democratic Party

  • Santa Monica Democratic Club

  • San Diego Labor Democrats

  • San Fernando Valley Young Democrats

  • Shasta County Republican Party

  • Sonoma Valley Democratic Club

  • Stonewall Democratic Club

  • Sunnyvale Democratic Club

  • Torrance Democratic Club

  • United Democratic Club of San Francisco

  • Ventura County Democratic Club

​​Statewide Elected Officials

  • Governor Gavin Newsom

  • Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis

  • Secretary of State Alex Padilla

  • State Treasurer Fiona Ma

  • State Controller Betty Yee

  • State Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara

  • Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins

  • Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11)

  • Senator Bill Dodd

  • Senator Brian Dahle

  • Senator Lena Gonzalez

  • Senator Jerry Hill

  • Senator Mike McGuire

  • Senator Richard Pan

  • Senator Scott Wiener

  • Senator Scott Wilk

  • Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

  • Assemblymember Jim Cooper

  • Assemblymember Megan Dahle

  • Assemblymember Laura Friedman

  • Assemblymember James Gallagher

  • Assemblymember Cristina Garcia

  • Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher

  • Assemblymember Ash Kalra

  • Assemblymember Tom Lackey

  • Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

  • Assemblymember Jay Obernolte

  • Assemblymember Chad Mayes

  • Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

  • Assemblymember Kevin Mullin

  • Assemblymember Marie Waldron

Local Elected Officials & Leaders

  • Christine Pelosi, California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus Chair

  • Luis Alejo, Monterey County Supervisor

  • Jim Brulte, Former California Republican Party Chairman

  • Doug Covil, Sacramento Planning Commissioner

  • Chris Cate, San Diego Councilmember

  • Carolyn Fowler, California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus Vice Chair, Democratic National Committee member

  • Lisa Andres, Real Property Appraiser, Los Angeles Assessor’s Office and CAPE Union member

  • Jesùs Andrade, Stockton City Councilmember

  • Adele Adrade-Stadler, Alhambra City Councilmember

  • Ada Briceno, Orange County Democratic Party Chair

  • Taisha Brown, African American Caucus Chair, California Democratic Party

  • Rocky Chavez, Former Assembly Republican Legislator

  • Bob Dutton, San Bernardino County Assessor

  • Susan Ellenberg, Santa Clara County Supervisor

  • Stevonna Evans, Adelanto City Councilmember

  • Ray Fernandez, Former La Habra Planning Commissioner

  • Nathan Fletcher, San Diego County Supervisor

  • Tammy Flicker, Oroville Planning Commissioner

  • John Gioia, Contra Costa County Supervisor

  • Mark Gonzalez, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair

  • James Gore, Sonoma County Supervisor

  • Ford Greene, San Anselmo City Councilmember

  • Ron Greenwood, Carmichael Water District Board Director

  • Eric Guerra, Sacramento City Councilmember

  • Curt Hagman, San Bernardino County Supervisor

  • Logan Harvey, Mayor of Sonoma

  • John Haschek, Mendocino County Supervisor

  • Steven Hofbauer, Palmdale Mayor

  • Lauren Johnson-Norris, City of Irvine Commissioner

  • Mark Kersey, San Diego City Councilmember

  • Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Councilmember

  • John Lee, Los Angeles City Councilmember

  • Toney Lewis, Duarte Councilmember

  • Scott Lotter, Former Paradise Mayor, Camp Fire Survivor

  • Lisa Middleton, Palm Springs Councilmember

  • Eric Nelson, Dana Point Planning Commissioner

  • Henry Nickle, San Bernardino Councilmember

  • Kristin Olsen, Stanislaus County Supervisor, former State Assemblymember

  • Michael Perciful, Hemet City Councilmember

  • Monica Rodriguez, Los Angeles City Councilmember

  • Chris Rogers, Santa Rosa City Councilmember

  • Derek O. Robinson Sr., Madera City Councilmember

  • Janice Rutherford, San Bernardino County Supervisor

  • David Sander, Rancho Cordova Mayor

  • Phil Schaefer, Santa Ana Historic Resources Commissioner

  • Tim Shaw, La Habra City Councilmember

  • Ed Smith, Monterey City Council Member

  • Kuldip Thusu, Dinuba Mayor

  • Michael Tubbs, Stockton Mayor

  • Debra Vinson, East Contra Costa Democratic Club President

  • Roberto Uranga, Long Beach City Councilmember

  • Luis Uribe, Riverbank Vice Mayor

  • Das Williams, Santa Barbara County Supervisor

  • Dan Wright, Stockton Vice Mayor

  • City of West Hollywood

Business Organizations

  • California Building Industry Association

  • California Business Roundtable

  • California Association of Realtors

  • Valley Industry and Commerce Association

  • Black Small Business Association

  • Bay Area Council

  • California Black Chamber of Commerce

  • CalAsian Chamber of Commerce

  • California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

  • California Forestry Association

  • Central Cities Association

  • Central Valley Business Federation

  • Coalition of Small and Disabled Veteran Businesses

  • Corona Chamber of Commerce

  • Compton Chamber of Commerce

  • Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce

  • Folsom Chamber of Commerce

  • Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce

  • Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

  • Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

  • Kern County Taxpayers Association

  • Latin Business Association

  • Los Angeles County Business Federation

  • Monterey Peninsula Taxpayers Association

  • Oxnard Chamber of Commerce

  • Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

  • Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

  • Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce

  • San Francisco Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)

  • Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce

  • Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce

  • Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce

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