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- California Family Council is a non-partisan, non-sectarian, 501(c)3 non-profit ministry and does not endorse or oppose candidates for office.
- Each candidate for State Assembly/Senate, or U.S. House of Representatives/Senate is listed under the office for which they are running.
- California’s 17 ballot propositions are also listed below in a special section.
- Each candidate’s name is followed by their party affiliation: Republican (R), Democrat (D), Libertarian (L), or None (NA).
- Following their name and party identification are series of numbers (1-12). Each number represents a different state, local, or national organization or individual that has formally endorsed or publically supported that candidate.
- Generally, odd-numbered groups purport to be conservative, while even-numbered organizations tend to be progressive/liberal.
- Positions for these organizations were taken from their respective websites or voter guides. If an organization has publicly endorsed/supported a candidate, their number is listed following the candidate’s name. If an organization opposed/took no position on a candidate, their number is absent.
- Example: “John Smith (R) ” would mean that candidate Smith is running as a Republican (R), and has been endorsed or publicly supported by the California Family Alliance (1), Craig Huey (5), and the California Republican Assembly (9). Conversely, NARAL (6) opposed the candidate, and CFT (10) took no position, so neither organization appears after candidate Smith’s name.
ENDORSING ORGANIZATIONS & INVIDIVUALS
1. California Family Alliance
“California Family Alliance (CFA) is a not-for-profit, political action organization that works in affiliation with California Family Council. We advocate for pro-family, pro-life issues at the grassroots and legislative level. We are deeply committed to working with other likeminded groups and serve as the state affiliate of Family Research Council, Alliance Defending Freedom, and Focus on the Family.”
2. Equality California
“Equality California is the largest statewide Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization in California working to secure full and lasting equality for and acceptance of LGBT people.”
3. California Pro-Life Council
The California Pro-Life Council (CPLC) “is a… grassroots organization dedicated to the cessation of the perceived need for abortion, euthanasia and infanticide.”
4. Planned Parenthood Action
The nation’s largest abortion provider, performing over 330,000 each year. “Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual… to manage his or her fertility…We believe that reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and preserve the individual’s right to privacy.”
5. Craig Huey / Election Forum
“Election Forum is a powerful tool for transforming communities for Biblical change. I started this website to educate, empower, and engage Christians to be able to vote for, not against, their Christian values.”
6. NARAL Pro-Choice California
The National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) lists as its mission is to use “the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including…choosing legal abortion.”
7. Nancy’s Picks
“The Orange County Ballot Recommendations site to assist the conservative voter too busy to research all the candidates and issues. I am a conservative and a Christian and spend a lot of time researching the California ballot.”
8. National Nurses United
“National Nurses United, with close to 185,000 members in every state, is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in U.S. history. NNU was founded in 2009 unifying three of the most active, progressive organizations in the U.S.”
9. California Republican Assembly (CRA)
The CRA promotes policy ideologies, including the “Judeo-Christian Foundation…Sanctity of Life…Right to Bear Arms…Free Enterprise… National Sovereignty…Decentralized Government…Self-Government.”
10. California Federation of Teachers (CFT)
“The California Federation of Teachers (CFT) is the California affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The CFT is composed of 135 local unions chartered by the AFT. Each local is also affiliated with its regional Central Labor Council and the California Labor Federation.”
11. Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA)
HJTA is “dedicated to the advancement of taxpayers’ rights, including the right to limited taxation, the right to vote on tax increases and the right of economical, equitable and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.”
12. SEIU California
With “…over 700,000 members strong in California,” the SEIU’s mission is “to improve the lives of working people and their families and lead the way to a more just and humane society.”