Today is the last day you can register to vote for the June 5th elections in California. Not sure if you are registered to vote? Visit the California Secretary of State’s website to look up your status.
Registering is only half the battle. It is important to get out to the polls on June 5th and vote YES on Proposition 29 – a ballot initiative that will add $1 tax per pack of cigarettes to fund cancer research and prevention efforts in the state. The fight against Big Tobacco has been frustrating. They have deep pockets and have been running ads spreading lies about Prop 29 funding. Why do they want to defeat Prop 29? Because they know when you raise the taxes on cigarettes it is a surefire way to cut smoking rates- especially in children. 90% of all smokers started before their 18th birthday. So, with 1200 people dying each day from smoking they need their “replacement customers”. How do you fight a multi-billion dollar industry with access to massive amounts of cash on hand? With your vote. Vote YES on Prop 29.
The chart below shows the organizations funding the Yes on 29 efforts and the No on 29 efforts. Who do you trust?
Paid for by Yes on 29 – Californians for a Cure, Sponsored by the American Cancer Society California Division, Inc., American Lung Association in California, American Heart Association and Cancer Research Doctors. Major funding by Lance Armstrong Foundation and American Cancer Society California Division, Inc. Contributions to Californians for a Cure (FPPC ID# 1322759) are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.