Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading
civil rights groups, including Color of Change and Black Lives
Matter Los Angeles urge voters to reject Proposition 24, a
so-called "privacy" initiative on the California ballot.
They are joined by advocates for immigrant rights and low income
Californians, including labor and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, the Coalition for Humane
Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), The Asian Pacific Policy &
Planning Council (A3PCON), The Community Coalition of South Los Angeles (COCO), The California
Environmental Justice Alliance (CALEJA), Bay Rising Action, Causa
Justa/Just Cause, The Alliance of Californians for Community
Empowerment (ACCE), and Black Lives Matter Long Beach.
Dolores Huerta signed the
Official Vote No on Prop 24 Ballot Argument, stating, "Proposition
24 was written to accommodate big social media platforms and the
Internet and technology companies that spend tens of millions of
dollars a year to lobby government at all levels to avoid laws that
hurt their profits. Proposition 24 is a bonanza for them—and a big
step back for consumer privacy. Please Vote NO on Proposition 24."
Color of Change is leading the "Stop Hate for Profit" campaign
to hold Facebook accountable for its failure to take responsibility
for hate, bias, and discrimination on its platforms. Color of
Change's Deputy Senior Campaign Director John Mathias signed the Official Vote No on Prop
24 Ballot Rebuttal Argument, stating "Proposition 24 asks you to
approve 'pay for privacy,' letting companies charge more to
safeguard your personal information… Pay for privacy has racially
discriminatory impacts, disproportionately pricing out working
people, seniors, and Black and Latino families. All Californians
deserve privacy, not just the wealthy."
Black Lives Matter LA is California's largest official chapter of Black
Lives Matter, with over 138,000 online followers. It wrote of Prop
24, "if passed it will weaken California's landmark 2018 privacy law…"
In its voter guide, Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council
points to Prop 24's Pay for Privacy provision and its allowance of
neighborhood scoring to identify a person's race as having "a
disparate impact on AANHPI and POC communities, who rely on data
privacy and may face legal challenges because of their immigration
status and other factors."
Community Coalition of South Los
Angeles' voter guide states that Prop 24 "creates more
burdens on people of color and low-income people to protect their
online privacy…" http://cocosouthla.org/
These advocates join a coalition of privacy, consumer, labor,
and good government groups opposing Prop 24. Opponents include the
ACLU of California, the League of
Women Voters of California, the
California Nurses Association, the Consumer Federation of
California, Consumer Action,
Public Citizen, Communications Workers of America District 9,
AFL-CIO, and many others.
Learn more at www.prop24no.org
SOURCE Californians for Real Privacy - No on Proposition 24