But our work isn't done.
The California Supreme Court needs to hear from us again.
We need to ensure that when Proposition 49 is restored to the ballot it remains Proposition 49.
We've earned our number.
Please print this letter today and mail it to the Justices of California Supreme Court.
To the Justices of the Supreme Court of California,
As the Court prepares to rule in case #220289, The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association v. Padilla, I write to ask the Court that if the ruling determines that the California Legislature acted within its authority in placing Proposition 49 on the California ballot, that the Court consider including the following stipulation in its ruling:
The Court directs the Secretary of State to retain the measure’s original designation: Proposition 49.
If Proposition 49 was always legitimate, the Court’s stated interest in minimizing “voter confusion” should suggest that the retention of the original proposition number would be in service to the voters.
Further, there would be financial harm and hardship to the heretofore all volunteer committee that was formed in July 2014 in support of Proposition 49 if the number were changed. Filings were made and materials were created.
If Proposition 49 was always legitimate, the Yes on Prop 49 Committee should be protected from the requirement to make those same expenditures again and discard “Prop 49”materials.
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