PSSA to talk propositions with students

Californians can easily get tangled up with 11 propositions on Tuesday’s ballot, but Cal State Long Beach faculty members will try to help students untie the knot.

The Political Science Students Association (PSSA) will hold an open propositions panel today in College of Business Administration room 140A from 5 to 7 p.m.

The faculty members will discuss the 11 California propositions on this year’s ballot one by one so that students can be fully informed when they vote tomorrow.

Ed Kaskla, faculty adviser for PSSA and political science lecturer, said that students should be as informed as possible and that it is important for students to come to the panel.

“Students need to be more motivated and aware and active in politics,” Kaskla said.

The panel will particularly focus on a select few of the propositions, such as Proposition 30, which would raise sales tax and income tax for those earning more than $250,000 annually to raise funds for education. The CSU would face a $250 million cut should Prop. 30 fail.

The panel plans to also focus on Proposition 32, a reform to campaign finances, and Proposition 34, which would eliminate the death penalty.

Panelists will discuss the impact of the propositions that voters need to know, followed by a question and answer session.

The panel discussion is free and open to all students and faculty.

PSSA will also hold a follow-up panel called “What Now?” on Nov. 14, according to Kaskla. The follow-up panel is designed to inform students on what the newly elected president and passed propositions could mean for the nation and state.

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