Topic: California Proposition 66 : Altering the Death Penalty
Research the current ballot initiatives on the November 8th ballot:
Please use this as a source
** https://ballotpedia.org/California_Proposition_66,_Death_Penalty_Procedures_(2016) **
and any of these 2:
Prior to the conclusion, you should be as objective as possible in discussing each side of the issue.
Discuss the subject of the initiative � specifically what it attempts to do and how it would change California. Is there a current problem that it attempts to solve? Have other states proposed similar initiatives or laws?
Who are the proponents and why do they want this change? What are the positives aspects of this proposal? How will the political parties feel about this proposal? What interest groups might get involved in supporting it? Will money donated supporting the campaign?
Who do you assume the opponents will be and why do they oppose it? What, if any, are the negative aspects of this proposal? How will the political parties feel about this proposal? What interest groups might get involved in defeating it? Will money donated opposing the campaign?
Will the media cover this proposal? Talk radio? Is this a grassroots issue or a well-funded campaign? Will people get involved in either supporting or opposing it? What do you assume public opinion will be? Does it strike a nerve with any demographic groups? Will anyone care?
Your opinion � summarize the information about this proposal with your own opinion about why this initiative is good, bad, or indifferent for California politics. Will the law face legal challenges? Is there an underlying cause for initiatives like this one? Is it the anger of the voters? The dysfunction of the legislature? Or something else?
The paper assignment is 2-3 pages, single spaced, 12 point font, with 1� margins. The goal of each paper is to have you analyze an area of California politics and policies. Critical reasoning skills are needed as you discuss the problems facing the state of California and possible reform measures to improve the situation.