Sacramento, CA — Today, the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced important endorsements from the United Nurses Associations of California (UNAC)California Professional Firefightersimmediate past President of the California Teachers Association (CTA), Eric Heins, past President of CTA, Dean Vogel, and immediate past President of the California Federation of Teachers (CFT), Joshua Pechthalt.

“With our students spending the majority of their instructional time online, it’s our job to protect their safety — just like we do when they are in a classroom,” said Eric Heins, immediate past President of CTA. “Proposition 24 will expand the security for our kids and triple the fines against those who would do them harm.  As a career educator it is my responsibility to always keep our focus on the students.  Please join me in voting Yes on 24.”

Other prominent school leaders and endorsers include:

  • Dianna MacDonald — Past President, California Parent Teacher Association
  • Hon. Ann Crosbie — Trustee – Fremont Unified School District and Chair of the California Democratic Party Children’s Caucus
  • Hon. Larry Allen — Trustee – Middletown School District
  • Hon. Tim Sbranti — Trustee – Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
  • Hon. Greg Bonaccorsi — Trustee – Ohlone Community College District
  • Hon. Melanie Blake — Trustee – Sonoma Valley Unified School District
  • Hon. Jonathan Abboud — Trustee – Santa Barbara Community College District
  • Hon. Valerie Amezcua — Trustee, Santa Ana Unified School District
  • Hon. Laura Capps — President, Santa Barbara Unified School District
  • Hon. Megan Kerr — Trustee Long Beach Unified School District
  • Hon. Kathy Rawlings — Trustee Carlsbad Unified School District

About Prop 24 / The California Privacy Rights Act

Proposition 24 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.

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.