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NO ON PROP 53 CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES TV ADS

Spots Focus on Ballot Measure’s Attack on Local Control, Failure to Exempt Emergencies or Natural Disasters

SACRAMENTO – The No on Proposition 53 campaign today launched five regional television advertisements blanketing the state that expose the ballot measure’s attack on local control and the consequences from its failure to include provisions to exempt emergencies or natural disasters.

Featuring California Professional Firefighters, the 30-second ads are airing in five regional markets (Los Angeles, Sacramento, Central Valley, Bay Area, and San Diego). Each ad features a local firefighter for that region: Sacramento Area Firefighter Patrick Lynch; Cpt. Tim Ramirez of the Los Angeles City Fire Department; Alameda firefighter Juan Medrano; San Diego firefighter/engineer Dallas Higgens; and Modesto firefighter Jessie Miguel.

“Prop 53 lets residents in other parts of the state veto local infrastructure projects our communities need, like upgrades to water supply and road safety,” notes California Professional Firefighters President Lou Paulson. “Prop 53 also has no exemption for natural disasters and emergencies. If there’s a major earthquake or flood, critical repairs to rebuild roads, freeways, bridges, hospitals, and water systems may be delayed up to two years.”

Several of the state’s leading newspapers also have cited the lack of exemptions for emergencies and natural disasters in their opposition to Prop 53. For example, the San Diego Union-Tribune editorial noted: “And Proposition 53 doesn’t exempt emergency repairs following earthquakes or disasters.”

Watch the ads here:

SACRAMENTO

BAY AREA

LOS ANGELES

SAN DIEGO

CENTRAL VALLEY

More than 250 organizations across the state representing local government, public safety, water, business, labor, agriculture, educators oppose Prop 53.

 

 

Following is a script for the spot currently airing in the Los Angeles media market.  

Audio

Words on Screen

Messenger: Southern California firefighters, business, environmental, and public safety leaders all oppose Prop 53.

 

 

Prop 53 takes away local control…

 

Erodes Local Control

Allowing voters in the Central Valley or San Francisco to veto local projects we need, like water supply and road safety.

 

Veto local infrastructure projects

And Prop 53 has no exemptions for emergencies or natural disasters.

 

No Emergency Exemption

So when the “Big One” hits, critical road and hospital repairs could be delayed years.

 

Delays in Critical Repairs

No on Prop 53.  It’s dangerous.

 

Prop 53

Dangerous

 

 

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