November 2020 Election Information

Get Out the Vote

Our union is actively involved in getting out the vote to support pro-science, pro-worker, pro-public education candidates and propositions, and you can participate in these regardless of your citizenship. We all gather on Zoom, have a short training at the start, and make calls to voters in California.

Saturday October 31, 10am-1pm
Arizona phone bank for Joe Biden and Mark Kelly with the Arizona AFL-CIO
RSVP here
Saturday October 31, Afternoon (time TBA)
Nevada phone bank for Joe Biden and Skip Daly (Nevada Assembly District 31) with Reno Central Labor Council
RSVP here
Sunday November 1, 11am-2pm
Phone bank for YES on Prop 15 NO on Prop 22 (CA)
RSVP here
Monday, November 2 (time TBA)
Calling voters in CA, WA, NV and AZ to make voting plans
RSVP here

Endorsements – Ballot Propositions

Ballot Proposition Recommended Vote Summary
Proposition 14 Yes Issues $5.5 billion in bonds for state stem cell research institute
Proposition 15 Yes Requires commercial and industrial properties to be taxed based on market value and dedicates revenue for public schools, community colleges, and local government services
Proposition 16 Yes Authorizes repeal of California Proposition 209 which banned Affirmative Action in public employment, education, or contracting
Proposition 17 Yes Restores the right to vote to people convicted of felonies who are on parole
Proposition 18 Yes Allows 17-year-olds who will be 18 at the time of the next general election to vote in primaries and special elections
Proposition 19 Yes Changes tax assessment transfers and inheritance rules
Proposition 20 No Restricts parole for non-violent offenders. Authorizes felony sentences for certain offenses currently treated only as misdemeanors.
Proposition 21 Yes Expands local governments’ power to use rent control
Proposition 22 No “Changes employment classification rules for app-based transportation and delivery drivers.”
Proposition 23 Yes “Authorizes state regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Establishes minimum staffing and other requirements.”

Endorsements – National, State and Local Races in California

Listed below are endorsements for districts in and around UC campuses. For a full list of California endorsements, click here.
UC Berkeley/LBL Voting Districts
Name Party Office District
Mark DeSaulnier D U.S. Congress 11
Barbara Lee D U.S. Congress 13
Eric Swalwell D U.S. Congress 15
No Endorsement State Senate 7
Nancy Skinner D State Senate 9
Tim Grayson D State Assembly 14
Buffy Wicks D State Assembly 15
Rebecca Bauer-Kahan D State Assembly 16
Rob Bonta D State Assembly 18
Bill Quirk D State Assembly 20
Carroll Fife Oakland City Council 3
Terry Taplin Berkeley City Council 2
Jovanka Beckles AC Transit Ward 1 
Jean Walsh AC Transit Ward 2 
Victoria Fierce AC Transit At Large

Preston Jordan

Aaron Tiedemann

Albany City Council 

Lacei Amodei

Elisha Crader

Nestor Castillo

Hayward City Council (at large)
Kim Griffin Sequoia Health District Board District B
Mike Hutchinson Oakland School Board District 5
Eduardo Torres Ambrose Parks and Recreation District (at large)
UC Davis Voting Districts
Name Party Office District
John Garamendi D U.S. Congress 3
Doris Matsui D U.S. Congress 6
Bill Dodd D State Senate 3
Cecilia Aguiar-Curry D State Assembly 4
Kevin McCarty D State Assembly 7

Dillan Horton

Davis City Council District 2
Lucas Frerichs Davis City Council District 3
Regina Banks Elk Grove School District Trustee Area 1 
Jamee Villa Sacramento City Unified School District Trustee Area 4
Ballot Proposition Recommended Vote
Sacramento City Measure C – “A Measure Pertaining to the Sacramento Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Charter Amendment” Yes
UC Irvine Voting Districts
Name Party Office District
Katie Porter D U.S. Congress 45
Lou Correa D U.S. Congress 46
Dave Min D State Senate 37
Melissa Fox D State Assembly 68
Cottie Petrie-Norris D State Assembly 74
Dr Karen McLaughlin Irvine Ranch Water District Director
Farrah Khan Irvine Mayor 
Sergio Contreras Orange County Board of Supervisors
UC Los Angeles Voting Districts
Name Party Office District
Ted Lieu D U.S. Congress 33
Karen Bass D U.S. Congress 37
Adrin Nazarian D State Assembly 46
Richard Bloom D State Assembly 50
Sydney Kamlager-Dove D State Assembly 54
Nithya Raman Los Angeles City Council District 4

Jeanette Flores

Kristin McGuire

Charter Oak School District
Jerry Velasco El Monte City Council
Andre Quintero El Monte Mayor
Robert Torres Pomona City Council 
Jacqueline Elizalde Pomona Mayor 
Arturo Jimenez Pomona School Board 
Monica Sanchez Pico Rivera City Council
Vera Robles DeWitt Water Replenishment So. Ca. District 5
UC Merced Voting Districts
Name Party Office District
Jim Costa D U.S. Congress 16
UC Riverside Voting Districts
Mark Takano D U.S. Congress 41
Richard Roth D State Senate 31
Jose Medina D State Assembly 61
Jesse Sandoval Fontana City Council
UC San Diego Voting Districts
Name Party Office District
Mike Levin D U.S. Congress 49
Tony Atkins D State Senate 39
Brian Maienschein D State Assembly 77
Chris Ward D State Assembly 78
Lorena Gonzalez D State Assembly 80
UC San Francisco Voting Districts
Name Party Office District
Nancy Pelosi D U.S. Congress 12
Jackie Speier D U.S. Congress 14
Ro Khanna D U.S. Congress 17
Jackie Fielder D State Senate 11
David Chiu D State Assembly 17
Phil Ting D State Assembly 19
Bill Quirk D State Assembly 20
UC Santa Barbara Voting Districts
Name Party Office District
Salud Carbajal D U.S. Congress 24
Julia Brownley D U.S. Congress 26
Monique Limon D State Senate 19
Steve Bennett D State Assembly 37
UC Santa Cruz Voting Districts
Name Party Office District
Anna Eshoo D U.S. Congress 18
Jimmy Panetta D U.S. Congress 20
David Cortese D State Senate 15
John Laird D State Senate 17
Evan Low D State Assembly 28
Mark Stone D State Assembly 29