SACRAMENTO, CA — Today the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced endorsements from California State Senators Ben Allen, Bill Dodd, Lena Gonzalez, Connie Leyva, Bill Monning, Nancy Skinner, Robert Hertzberg, and Scott Wiener in support of the measure to strengthen consumer privacy.

“The number one way Californians can strengthen consumer privacy laws this year is to join me in voting YES on Prop 24 in November,” said Senator Ben Allen. “The California Privacy Rights Act finally puts consumers in the driver’s seat with our own private information, while putting corporations on notice that they will be held accountable for misusing our data.”

“We deserve the choice to protect our own personal information, and the tools to do so,” said Senator Nancy Skinner. “Prop 24 does exactly that, it gives Californians the strongest protections in the nation over our own private data, and a real enforcement arm to hold corporations that violate our fundamental privacy rights accountable. Join me in voting YES on Prop 24.”

“Californians deserve strong privacy laws and recourse when their consumer rights are violated,” said Senator Bill Monning. “Prop 24 builds on the protections we provided in the California Consumer Privacy Act, and sets the baseline moving forward for consumer privacy rights here and across the nation. Please join me in voting YES on this important measure.”

Other supporters of Proposition 24 include: former Presidential candidate Andrew YangLos Angeles Times editorial boardCongressman Ro KhannaCalifornia State Controller Betty Yee, Common Sense MediaConsumer WatchdogAFSCME California, the NAACP of CaliforniaCalifornia Professional FirefightersCalifornia State Building and Construction Trades CouncilInternational Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 21 (Bay Area)UA Local 38 Plumbers and PipefittersJohn Burton, Former Chair of the California Democratic PartyAlex Rooker and Daraka Larimore Hall, Vice Chairs of the California Democratic PartyJenny Bach, Secretary of the California Democratic PartyDr. Lisa Strohman, JD, PhD, and more.

About Prop 24 and the California Privacy Rights Act

Prop 24 — the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 — would:

  1. Protect your most personal information, by allowing you to prevent businesses from using or sharing sensitive information about your health, finances, race, ethnicity, and precise location;
  2. Safeguard young people, TRIPLING FINES for violations involving children’s information;
  3. Put new limits on companies’ collection and use of our personal information;
  4. Establish an enforcement arm—the California Privacy Protection Agency—to defend these rights and hold companies accountable, and extend enforcement including IMPOSING PENALTIES FOR NEGLIGENCE resulting in theft of consumers’ emails and passwords;
  5. MAKE IT MUCH HARDER TO WEAKEN PRIVACY in California in the future, by preventing special interests and politicians from undermining Californians’ privacy rights, while allowing the Legislature to amend the law to further the primary goal of strengthening consumer privacy to better protect you and your children, such as opt-in for use of data, further protections for uniquely vulnerable minors, and greater power for individuals to hold violators accountable.

Recent polling by Goodwin Simon Strategic Research (July 27-31) shows that Californians overwhelmingly support Prop 24, as detailed in the November voter guide, with over 81% of likely California voters saying they will support the measure.

About Californians for Consumer Privacy

Californians for Consumer Privacy is the same group that authored the first-in-the-nation California Consumer Privacy Act, which was passed unanimously by the California State Legislature and signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown. Now the group is backing Prop 24, the California Privacy Rights Act on the 2020 ballot, to expand and enshrine privacy rights for all Californians.