Prop 24 “Will Stop Companies from Using Online Racial Profiling”

Sacramento, CA — Today, the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced endorsements from some of the biggest black newspapers in California, including the Los Angeles Sentinel, Watts Times, Sacramento Observer, San Diego Voice and Viewpoint, and Sun Reporter.

Prominent African American leaders, including Alice Huffman, President of the California NAACP; Daraka Larimore-Hall, Vice-Chair of the California Democratic Party; and Sean Dugar DNC Member and social activist; have also expressed their support for Prop 24 to strengthen privacy laws and help put an end to discriminatory practices online.

“Prop 24 allows consumers to stop companies from using online racial profiling to discriminate against them,” said Alice Huffman, President, California NAACP.

“Everyday our race, gender, health status, and search history are weaponized against us. They decide where we live, if we get a job, what financial opportunities are available, and even if our vote will be suppressed and it is all legal. We need Prop 24 as a stopgap to these discriminatory practices,” said Daraka Larimore-Hall, Vice-Chair of the California Democratic Party.

“Prop 24, the California Privacy Rights Act, will limit the ability of realtors banks, big tech and others to legally racial profile people online,” said Sean Dugar, Democratic Activist, DNC Member and Social Justice Advocate.  “I hope you will join me, the California CAACP and advocates from around the state in voting YES on Prop 24 to put a stop to this legal form of discrimination.”

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.

Yes on 24 Supporters

The Yes on Prop 24 campaign is proud to have the endorsement of former Presidential candidate Andrew Yang, Los Angeles Times editorial board, Sacramento Bee editorial board, Fresno Bee editorial board, Congressman Ro Khanna, California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, California State Controller Betty Yee, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Common Sense Media, Consumer Watchdog, AFSCME California, the NAACP of California, California Professional Firefighters, California State Building and Construction Trades Council, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 21 (Bay Area), UA Local 38 Plumbers and Pipefitters, California State Senators Ben Allen, Bill Dodd, Lena Gonzalez, Connie Leyva, Bill Monning, Nancy Skinner, Robert Hertzberg, Scott Wiener, Bob Wieckowski and Jim Beall, California State Assemblymembers Cecilia Aguiar-Curry and David Chiu, John Burton, Former Chair of the California Democratic Party, Alex Rooker and Daraka Larimore Hall, Vice Chairs of the California Democratic Party, Dan Weitzman, Controller of the California Democratic Party, Jenny Bach, Secretary of the California Democratic Party, Dr. Lisa Strohman, JD, PhD, and more.

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.