YES on Prop 20: California politicians have taken away the tools for police to hold criminals accountable and enforce law and order – it’s time to restore that power.

Are you tired of criminals being coddled by California politicians? Want to support law enforcement by giving them the tools they need to keep our neighborhoods safe?

That’s why we need you to join the campaign to vote YES on Prop 20 – the California Sentencing and Parole Initiative.

Ways California Politicians Are Coddling the Criminals

Under a previous deceptive initiative (Prop 47), many serious crimes were downgraded from felonies to misdemeanors.  By downgrading crimes to low-level status, law enforcement is no longer able to apprehend and punish these criminals – and the criminals know it!

Even if someone is convicted of a crime, another deceptive initiative (Prop 57) increases the chances that criminals can be granted early parole and prisons release inmates of “nonviolent” crimes into society.

Prop 20 would fix the flaws in Prop 47 and Prop 57 – and would define 51 crimes and sentence enhancements as violent crimes in order to prevent early release.

Yes on Prop 20: What It Does

Prop 20 would reverse many of the major flaws in the California criminal justice system and allow law enforcement and the courts to charge criminals of certain crimes as felons, increase punishment for convicted felons including restricting early parole, change certain types of theft and fraud crimes as wobblers (chargeable as misdemeanors or felonies), and require DNA collection for certain misdemeanors.

Specifically this initiative would allow courts to change criminal charges in cases involving theft and fraud, including firearm theft, vehicle theft, and credit card fraud, as misdemeanors or felonies rather than misdemeanors as the laws currently are. The initiative would also create two additional types of crimes, serial crime and organized retail crime, that would both be charged as misdemeanors or felonies.

This initiative would also require a parole board to consider an inmate’s entire criminal history when considering release. A parole review board would consider additional factors, such as the felon’s age, marketable skills, attitude about the crime, and mental condition, as well as the circumstances of the crimes committed, before deciding whether to release a felon on parole.

Finally, Prop 20 would require persons convicted of certain misdemeanors that were classified as wobblers or felonies before 2014, such shoplifting, grand theft, and drug possession, along with several other crimes, including domestic violence and prostitution with a minor, to submit to the collection of DNA samples for state and federal databases.

Yes on Prop 20: Support the Police – Keep Our Neighborhoods Safe

One of the hardest jobs for our law enforcement is that they do not have the legal tools necessary to keep our cities safe. Prop 20 would give police the legal capability to combat rising crime and restore law and order.

“Join me in voting YES on Prop 20 to support our police and safeguard our neighborhoods.”

– Carl DeMaio
Chairman
Reform California/Yes on Prop 20