Letters to the editor

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday February 28, 2024
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Letters to the editor

Vote no on CA Prop 1

I am writing to urge the queer community to vote no on Proposition 1. Our state needs real solutions — and increased resources — for the homelessness and housing crises. Despite its many promises, Prop 1 does not increase funding for services and is not a solution to homelessness. It would cut existing, life-saving, community-based mental health services, many of which prevent homelessness.

Many effective programs that provide recovery-oriented support to Californians with mental health issues — often delivered by peers with similar experiences — are now funded through the Mental Health Services Act, including services by and for LGBTQ+ communities who have historically been poorly served or outright harmed by the mental health system.

American Civil Liberties Union organizations across the state, the League of Women Voters of California, Disability Rights California, and many others oppose this proposition. Please vote no on Prop 1.

Sarah Marxer

San Leandro, California

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