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New Proposition Song & Voter Guide Released!

October 6, 2016

Hi Folks,

We are very pleased to announce the release of the California Voter Foundation's new "Proposition Song" for the November election! Also released today is our new California Online Voter Guide. The first edition of this guide was published way back in 1994 - now, 22 years later, this is the 26th edition!

Enjoy and please share with your friends!

-- Kim Alexander, President & Founder
California Voter Foundation

Song, online guide help Californians prepare to vote this November

SACRAMENTO, CA, October 6, 2016 - Today a new "Proposition Song" music video was released by the California Voter Foundation (CVF), designed to give Californians a quick, informative, impartial and entertaining overview of all 17 measures on the November 8th ballot. The song and video can be accessed at or on YouTube at .

Accompanying the new song, CVF also released its new California Online Voter Guide, providing voters with easy online access to information about all California state and federal contests.

"This ballot has something for everyone," said CVF president and founder Kim Alexander, noting that propositions cover topics including drugs, guns, the death penalty, taxes, campaign finance reform and the adult film industry. "Our "Proposition Song" and voter guide are designed to help busy people quickly access reliable and timely information needed to make informed voting choices."

The "Proposition Song" reviews all 17 measures on California's statewide ballot in less than five minutes, helping voters sort out the measures by topic. Each proposition is described in rhyme, and the lyrics are captioned in the video to encourage viewers to sing along. CVF does not take positions on propositions, making the song a reliably impartial and unbiased voter information tool.

News organizations may rebroadcast the video or audio of the song in whole or in part, with attribution to CVF. An MP3 version of the song is available at; higher quality files are available upon request. Lyrics and chords are also available online to encourage people to sing and play along.

"This is a challenging election where voters are facing a long and complex ballot," Alexander noted. "We hope that the song makes the process of getting ready to vote a little easier and more entertaining for California's voters."

Alexander wrote the song lyrics and was joined by several Sacramento musicians in recording and performing the song. Inspired by "Schoolhouse Rock", this is the seventh "Proposition Song" produced by CVF, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to improve the voting process to better serve voters. Support for CVF's 2016 voter outreach programs was provided by the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation.

Kim Alexander
President & Founder
California Voter Foundation

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