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Welcome to your California Pro-Family Election Center

This is where you can get reliable facts, perspective, and advice on how to vote for moral, social, fiscal conservative and constitutional values in California. Since 1999, SaveCalifornia.com has been serving voters

The next election in California is the March 5, 2024 "jungle primary" election.

Of course, we're still enduring the universal mail-in ballots of Gov. Gavin Newsom and the ruling Democrat legislators. This means voting by mail can happen as soon as late January, depending on your county's speed of preparation and mailing. 

This January 2024, SaveCalifornia.com will post analysis of the statewide measures and much more to help you vote with confidence.

Below, for reference only, is the November 2022 Pro-Family Election Center. 

Election returns: See the vote count
From the California Secretary of State

On this page:

  • Election dates and deadlines
  • Insight: Why always vote NO on these
  • 7 California ballot propositions
  • Candidate Q&A: Whose values are yours?
  • Discover where candidates stand
  • Independent voter guides
  • Party platforms and government guides

Election dates and deadlines

November 8, 2022: Last day to vote by mailing your ballot, dropping off your ballot, or voting in person at a polling location. There should be a least one physical polling place in your California county, where, according to the California Secretary of State, you may "vote in person up to 10 days prior to Election Day." If you don't see this in-person option in your county voter guide, visit the website or call your county registrar of voters. For greater security, SaveCalifornia.com recommends voting in-person or delivering your sealed ballot to secure mailbox or locked "box" inside your county registrar of voters' office, and avoid other "drop boxes."

Stand for Election Integrity!

Want to work for election integrity and become a poll watcher this election? Contact your county Republican Party and ask them how. Find them by searching the name of your county and Republican Party. Example: "Sacramento County Republican Party."

SaveCalifornia.com provides the following solely for educational purposes. Since our beginnings in 1999, our pro-family, pro-child organization has taken positions on ballot measures, yet our nonprofit status does not permit us to support or oppose candidates for public office.

Why to oppose all local taxes, bonds, fees, and assessments

Graphic Money HouseSaveCalifornia.com knows that big government often robs people of personal responsibility and saddles working families, property owners, and small business owners with greater financial burdens. It's all because big government refuses to investigate and slash its own waste. Because of the influence of government unions and entrenched bureaucrats, independent, tough audits are simply not seen.

Therefore, we encourage you to vote NO on ANY AND ALL tax increases, tax extensions, bonds (which is borrowing money with interest, which is always more expensive than a direct tax), fees, and assessments.

It's pro-family to keep more of your hard-earned money, so it's pro-family to oppose wasteful government taking away more money from you and other Californians. Sneaky politicians like to take it incrementally, so you must consistently oppose even the smallest tax/bond/fee/assessment increases in order to inhibit the government from making you and your family poorer.

For the love of Creator God and people made in His image, SaveCalifornia.com OPPOSES ALL 7 propositions on the November 8 ballot. Here are our short summaries and links to more information: 

NO on PROP 1: Puts the unlimited “right” to kill pre-born babies into the State Constitution and opens the door to sexual anarchy
This pro-abortion state constitutional amendment is an unnecessary, radical, and deceptive anti-children ploy by pro-abortion Democrat politicians to try to stir up pro-abortion voters. Yet if Prop. 1 passes, it would not dramaticallly expand "regular" surgical or chemical abortions (current California law doesn't impose any practical limits on these).

Yet the California-based Right to Life Leagusays Prop. 1 could result in unforeseen consequences, such as completely deregulating abortion (permitting baby-killing up to the point of birth and unlimited taxpayer-funded abortions), as well as dismantling all legal standards regarding surrogacy and "egg selling," and wiping out age and consanguinity (close blood relations) rules on "sex" and "reproduction." 

Stop and realize that even if Prop. 1 fails, abortion “choice” would still to be widely available. So vote no on the leftist spectacle of Prop. 1. Prevent the opening of Pandora's Box and stop California from sending a horrible message to the world that we support killing innocent, pre-born babies in the womb.

NO on PROP. 26: Increases gambling addictions on "tribal lands"
Gambling is highly addictive and harms many vulnerable people. And the gambling scourge in California is growing: California currently has gambling compacts with 79 tribes and these "tribes" are operating 66 casinos in 28 of 58 California counties. Making a bad situation worse, Prop. 26, sponsored by the wealthy "Indian" gambling interests, would usher in the more-addictive, lose-your-money games of roulette, dice, and sports wagering. So many minds, livelihoods, and marriages have been ruined by gambling -- and Prop. 26 would make the perpetrators all the richer. Don’t throw gasoline on the fire – vote no on Prop. 26. 

NO on PROP 27: Increases gambling addictions throughout California -- and beyond
Again, with gambling, "the house always wins" and the broad majority of gamblers lose money and more. This rival proposition placed on the ballot by gambling interests would radically permit "online and mobile sports wagering" -- so adults (and teenagers) can gamble at home or work -- wherever there's an internet connection. If you support pornography addictions, you'll like this addictive, mind-destroying idea too. Because Prop. 27 would destroy marriages, families, children, not just in California, but worldwide. Stop this bomb from going off -- vote no on Prop. 27. 

NO on PROP 28: Wastes more money at the corrupt, government school system
Don’t be deceived -- Prop. 28 is simply throwing more taxpayer money into the corrupt, children-ruining, non-academic government school system. Because instead of using existing funds for music and arts, union-controlled school districts could spend those existing funds to further indoctrinate and dumb down children. Consider that the educrats qualified Prop. 28 as a way to lock in nearly $1 BILLION more per year for "K-12 education." Yet, instead of this deceitful proposition, the sponsors should have qualified one requiring the teaching of reading proficiency or requiring written parental consent for any teaching on "sex" or "health." But the teachers' unions controlling California’s government K-12 school system aren’t interested in either. Definitely vote no on Prop. 28. 

NO on PROP 29: Decreasing California kidney dialysis clinics = more deaths
This bad idea is back again on the ballot for a third time. Vote no on Prop. 29 because the costly regulations it would impose will result in fewer private kidney dialysis clinics, which means needy Californians will unnecessarily die. Consider how Prop. 29 would jack up each clinic's annual costs by "several hundred thousand dollars," effectively closing down or reducing the hours of numerous clinic locations. As the California Legislative Analyst wrote: "Proposition 29 Increases Costs for Dialysis Clinics. Overall, the proposition would increase costs for clinics. In particular, the proposition’s requirement that each clinic have a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant on-site during all treatment hours would increase each clinic’s costs by several hundred thousand dollars annually on average." What a destructive proposition. For the love of people, vote no on Prop. 29. 

NO on PROP 30: Jacking up Californians' income taxes and the cost of living
This initiative would increase the state income tax on the wealthiest Californians to increase purchases of electric vehicles and to "prevent wildfires." Why oppose this?

First, California already has the highest maximum income tax of any state, with the top tier already paying 13.3%. To increase this by 1.75% will make the new tax of 15.05% intolerable to California's wealthiest residents, who have both motivation and ability to move their official residence to a low- or no-income tax state (such as Nevada). The monetary source of Prop. 30 is therefore untenable and can easily fall apart. What's more, when you raise taxes on some, prices increase for the rest. From the official Argument Against Proposition 30: "Californians already pay the highest state income taxes and highest gas taxes, one of the highest sales taxes, and grapple daily with among the highest costs of living in the nation. Prop. 30 will be the largest tax increase in California in over a decade—as utility rates skyrocket for homeowners and small businesses, and higher taxes get passed on to consumers."

Second, imposing different tax rates on different incomes is categorically unfair and is absolutely unbiblical. When the income tax rate is the same for everyone, those who earn more pay more. But the so-called "progressive" tax rates are unjust in that they actually punish you the more productive you are. Thus, increasing taxes on some people makes a bad problem even worse.

Third, Prop. 30's scheme promises generous (taxpayer-funded) rebates to buyers of electric vehicles without making any provision for their cars' continuance. Consider that electric cars require large batteries, which require the "rare earth" mineral lithium -- and China and Vietnam dominate the world's known supply of rare earth minerals. If these communist countries stop supplying the U.S., electric car manufacturers would be crippled. Similarly, California's electrical grid is unreliable. The Democrat-controlled state government has pursued so-called "green energy," which cannot supply Californians with a cheap and stable supply of electricity. The recommended and even forced power shut-offs of this year and previous years demonstrate the grid's weakness. The epitome of this was on the hot day of August 31, 2022, when California Independent System Operator (ISO) urged Californians not to charge their electric vehicles.

Fourth, Prop. 30 won't prevent wildfires as it claims. To do that, you'd have to target arsonists and neglectful hobos, and haul 150 million dead trees out of California's wilderness areas and aggressively thin out crowded groves of live trees and also dead and live brush, which currently provide tremendous fuel, turning small fires into "monster" fires. For all these reasons, vote no on the deceitful, thieving, wasteful Prop. 30.

NO on PROP 31: Giving the ruling Democrats power to destroy small businesses
We don’t support the smoking of anything in your mouth because it damages one's lungs. Yet we also believe people still have a right to smoke. Proposition 31 is a ballot referendum regarding a Democrat-authored bill, SB 793, which, in 2020, passed the Democrat-controlled Legislature and was signed by Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom.

As written, SB 793 prohibited in-person stores and vending machines from selling most flavored tobacco products or tobacco product flavor enhancers. Yet it's so hypocritical, since the Democrat politicians have expanded marijuana big-time and also have lessened penalties on an assortment of hard drugs. What's more, if the Democrat politicians who passed SB 793 cared about protecting children's health, they would strongly oppose fentanyl, which is 50 times more lethal than heroin. Yet Democrats have repeatedly blocked efforts to combat fentanyl. Now realize if Sacramento can ban one type of small business, it can ban more small businesses that don't match the Democrats' "woke" perspective. To "veto" SB 793 and strike back at the ruling Democrat politicians' war on liberty, vote no on Prop. 31, which if defeated, will publicly rebuke the tyrants.

» Official California State Voter Pamphlet

SaveCalifornia.com works solely for educational purposes and does not support or oppose candidates.

Therefore you must decide yourself who to support on your ballot. To help you, here are answers to relevant questions from pro-family Californians:

Q: Can I trust the "Republican voter guide" or "Democrat voter guide" sent to me in the mail?

A: No, you really shouldn't. Because "endorsements" are PAID by the candidates themselves! Look at the FINE PRINT. Don’t rely on voter guides in the mail unless they are from a trusted, recognizable source. And unfortunately, those trusted sources are very few and far between, because even some pro-family voter guides include pro-perversity Republicans as recommended "pro-family" candidates.

Q: Are there any pro-life or pro-family Democrat candidates left in California?

A: Not to our our knowledge. We don't know of any candidates within the "Democratic"/"Green"/"Peace and Freedom" parties who are pro-life for preborn babies and pro-family against the immoral "LGBTQIA+" agenda. Even in conservative "red states," pro-life-on-abortion Democrat candidates are being rubbed out. As recently as 2020, DNC Chair Tom Perez and Democrat politicians Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren said there's no room for anti-abortion candidates in the Democratic Party.

Q: Which parties or candidates in California are reliably pro-life and pro-family?

A: It's getting harder to know, since truly pro-family candidates are rarer these days. From our observations, among the "Republican"/"American Independent"/"Libertarian" parties in California, we've determined that generally supporting traditional moral values are usually always "American Independent" candidates, most of the time "Republican" candidates, and some of the time "Libertarian" and "no party preference" candidates. Yet in the last several years, we've definitely seen more Republican and Libertarians candidates that support the unnatural, unhealthy, unbiblical, tyrannical "LGBTQIA+" agenda.

Q: Who are the anti-family Republicans on my ballot?

A: We report and you decide. For example, on May 19, 2022 on the Assembly floor, 49 Democrats and 1 independent were joined by 3 Republicans in voting to publicly praise anti-family, anti-God, sexual predator, and public liar -- the notorious Harvey Milk of San Francisco from the 1970s. The independent who became a coauthor of HR 109 was Chad Mayes (a former Republican) of Beaumont, Yucaipa, Yucca Valley, and the Palm Springs area, while the 3 Republican coauthors of this anti-family resolution were Phillip Chen of north Orange County, Steven Choi of south Orange County, and Suzette Valladares of Santa Clarita. See a screenshot of 53 assemblymembers voting to add their names as coauthors of HR 109 (May 19, 2022).

Five days later, on May 24, 2022, nearly the exact same resolution, in the form of SR 88, passed the State Senate floor 33 yes to 7 not voting. Voting yes were 27 Democrats and 6 Republicans (Patricia Bates, Andreas Borgeas, Shannon Grove, Brian Jones, Melissa Melendez, and Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh). Not voting (abstaining or absent) were 3 Republicans (Brian Dahle, Jim Nielsen, and Scott Wilk) and 4 Democrats (Allen, Archuleta, Caballero, and Hertzberg)

This behavior was essentially the same a year prior -- on May 17, 2021, when California state senators passing SR 31 to honor homosexual activist, child predator, and anti-religion zealot Harvey Milk were 29 Democrats + 7 Republicans (Patricia Bates, Andreas Borgeas, Shannon Grove, Brian Jones, Melissa Melendez, Jim Nielsen, Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh, Scott Wilk).

Three days later, on May 20, 2021, the California state assemblymembers voting to add their names as coauthors to HR43, honoring homosexual activist, child predator, and anti-religion zealot Harvey Milk were 56 Democrats + 1 independent Chad Mayes + 3 Republicans (Devon Mathis, Marie Waldron, and Suzette Valladares).

Also, on August 30, 2021, a Democrat-authored bill, AB 465, forcing "LGBTQIA+" brainwashing upon professional fiduciaries, passed the State Senate (voting yes were 29 Democrats and 2 Republicans: Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh and Scott Wilk). On September 1, AB 465 passed the Assembly with the yes votes of 61 Democrats + 11 Republicans (Phillip Chen, Steven Choi, Jordan Cunningham, Laurie Davies, Heath Flora, Vince Fong, Tom Lackey, Devon Mathis, Suzette Valladares, Randy Voepel, and Marie Waldron).

You must also independently research brand-new candidates as well as incumbents and former elected officials who are running again (instructions below).  So you need to do online searches on the candidates, using the additional search words, such as "abortion," "choice," "gay," "lesbian," "LGBT," "mask," "lockdown," "medical freedom," or any other word or phrase that divides true conservatives from the rest.

Q: What kind of candidates are the best?

A: It's become more obvious that for our God-given liberties and constitutional rights, it is not enough for candidates to be "Republican" or "conservative." We need fighters -- who will work, speak, and fight for what's right in God's sight. Your opportunity to prefer a fighter over a seat-warmer is most likely in the primary election, where all candidates are running, unlike the only the "top two" in the general election.

Q: What can I do to generate more votes?

A: You can "multiply votes" via web, email, social media, and leafletting. Imagine helping hundreds of people vote for what's right in God's sight. You can do your own research to produce your own documented voter guide or recommended candidates, then publish or distribute it via a web page, blog, email, and social media. You can also print it up on a full or half sheet of paper (both sides) to place on automobile windshields in church parking lots. Want help doing this? If you call SaveCalifornia.com at 916-265-5650, just leave a message with a good time to call you back, and we'll call you to answer your questions and equip you.

Q: Will SaveCalifornia.com provide links to pro-family voter guides this election?

A: Yes, we plan to post some in early October, but with a big disclaimer. Because so-called "pro-family" voter guides are actually a list of endorsements, and too many of them include anti-family Republicans. For example, in some of these “voter guides,” there are current or former incumbent "Republican" officeholders who have supported the "LGBTQIA+" agenda in one way or another, which tramples your God-given liberties and constitutional rights, which is in no way "pro-family" or "liberty loving." And there are other "pro-life" incumbents in the California State Legislature who have voted in favor of abortion-filled budgets. While linking to the "voter guides" of individuals and other organizations (see below), SaveCalifornia.com encourages you to do your own research to confirm your beliefs about a particular candidate or candidates.

In just a few minutes, you can usually find out what you want to know about a particular candidate. Here's how to see if candidates match your values:

1. Simple steps to research candidates

Your best research on candidates will be done by you. Google a candidate's name along with other search terms. For example, if you want to search candidate John Smith for State Assembly and his position on sexual perversity, enter John Smith, Assembly, California, LGBT. By poking around, you might find his position on this tyrannical agenda.

Examples of other terms you might wish to search with the candidate's name and the position he or she is seeking are: Covid, virus, mask, test, lockdown, gay, gun, life, abortion, taxes, fees, constitution, etc.

Again, as a nonprofit organization, we cannot and do not support or oppose candidates for public office, and we don't tell you for whom to vote. Instead, you have to do your own research.

But with our guidance and your internet, it's fairly simple:

1. Have your sample ballot in front of you

2. On a computer with internet, type in a search engine a candidate's first and last name and office they are seeking, such as "Assembly," "Senate," "Congress," "U.S. Representative," etc.

3. Then, one word at a time, one search at a time, search the candidate name and a key word, such as Covid. This could reveal the candidate's statements, positions, or votes on the subject.

4. Do this kind of search for each candidate on your ballot, unless there are some you're seriously ignoring for a valid purpose.

How does SaveCalifornia.com President Randy Thomasson research?

Randy says, "First, I take out my ballot. In the partisan races, who are the Republicans? Are there an independents to consider? Of these, then I do my internet research with key words, looking for what they've said or done to show they're good or bad. Which is the conservative constitutionalist? If there's no constitutionalist, but either a RINO and a Democrat, or even two Democrats, I keep by principles by casing a "protest vote" for a third-party candidate, or make no choice in the particular contest. This simple study usually makes my voting easy. For non-partisan seats, you can usually find out the party affiliation of candidates by searching under their name and Democrat or Republican. Don't be fooled by liberals in disguise -- do your own research to know where they really stand." 

You should also visit candidates' websites for their specific positions on constitutional, family-values and moral issues. And consider emailing the candidate to ask specific questions. And remember, what a candidate has done on a certain issue is always more revealing than what they say. For example, if you want to vote for a candidate who supports medical freedom, try to find out whether they ever supported a mask mandate or even a "vaccine" mandate. Again, we don't support or oppose candidates, but encourage you to do your own research so you don't mistakenly vote against your own values.

2. Learn from voting records and endorsements

Your second-best research is key votes cast by incumbent politicians. A constitutional conservative will not vote against family values, will not support the "LGBTQIA+" agenda, will not support abortion/"Covid mandates"/"gun control," etc.

Provided for you below are links to help you know whether a candidate is genuinely pro-family or not. See for yourself: 

The following independent voter guides are provided for your additional research. Presented in alphabetical order, these voter guides recommend candidates that SaveCalifornia.com neither support or oppose. Realize that some of the "recommended" candidates in these guides support the tyrannical "LGBTQIA+" agenda, have voted for the abortion agenda, or have voted against constitutional free speech (in other words, RINOs -- Republicans in Name Only). SaveCalifornia.com cannot and does not vouch for the recommendations or accuracies of any of these links. Yet we offer them to you so you can do your own research and make your own decisions.

Californians For Life 
California Prolife Council
Election Forum (includes judicial candidates; covers 37 of 58 California counties)
Freedom Revival (San Diego County)
Freedom Voter Guide (27 California state candidates on family values issues)
Kevin Kiley's school board endorsements 
RobynNordell (Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties)
The American Council (Sacramento County and Placer County)

Democrats & Republicans In Their Own Words

Every political party has an official Party Platform, which is a written document that is the most reliable indicator of how that party's candidates will vote as an "elected representative." The party platforms will tell you what to expect, but not as much as a candidate's voting records or specific public promises. Though published in 2012, the platform comparison "In Their Own Words," below is eye-opening.

» Comparison of 2020 platfoms of the Democratic and Republican parties
Human Life, Religious Liberty, Healthcare, Sex Education/LBGTQ/Title IX, School Choice, Courts, Law & Order, Immigration & Border Security

» "In Their Own Words": Republican and Democratic Platforms (2012)
Life, Marriage, Health Care & Conscience, Second Amendment (Firearms), Education, The Economy, The United Nations, Right to Work & Unions, Energy & Climate Change

State government-produced voter guide

» Official California State Voter Pamphlet

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