Song, online guide help Californians prepare to vote this November
October 10, 2016(Sacramento)---A new “Proposition Song” music video has been released by the California Voter Foundation (CVF) to give Californians a quick, informative, impartial and entertaining overview of all 17 measures on the November 8th ballot. The song and video can be accessed at http://www.calvoter.org or on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yizO7L2J7LU .
Accompanying the new song, CVF also released its new California Online Voter Guide, providing voters with easy online access to information about all California state and federal contests.
“This ballot has something for everyone,” said CVF president and founder Kim Alexander, noting that propositions cover topics including drugs, guns, the death penalty, taxes, campaign finance reform and the adult film industry. “Our “Proposition Song” and voter guide are designed to help busy people quickly access reliable and timely information needed to make informed voting choices.”
The “Proposition Song” reviews all 17 measures on California’s statewide ballot in less than five minutes, helping voters sort out the measures by topic. Each proposition is described in rhyme, and the lyrics are captioned in the video to encourage viewers to sing along. CVF does not take positions on propositions, making the song a reliably impartial and unbiased voter information tool.
“This is a challenging election where voters are facing a long and complex ballot,” Alexander noted. “We hope that the song makes the process of getting ready to vote a little easier and more entertaining for California’s voters.”
Alexander wrote the song lyrics and was joined by several Sacramento musicians in recording and performing the song. Inspired by “Schoolhouse Rock”, this is the seventh “Proposition Song” produced by CVF, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to improve the voting process to better serve voters. Support for CVF’s 2016 voter outreach programs was provided by the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation.