SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent editorials, nine more California newspapers joined the growing list of publications urging voters to oppose Proposition 37 on the November ballot. The overwhelming majority of daily newspapers in California have urged a No Vote on Prop. 37. Read all No on Prop. 37 editorials here.
Read the complete editorials in the Riverside Press-Enterprise, U-T San Diego, Orange County Register, LA Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, Pasadena Star-News, Whittier Daily News and San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise, ELECTION: No on 37, 10/1/2012
- Prop. 37 counts on a superficially appealing premise to distract voters from the practical quagmire beneath it.
- Californians should see this poorly conceived mess for what it is, and reject Prop. 37.
U-T San Diego, Prop. 37 no way to address an important issue, 9/28/2012
- … the measure has some hard-to-fathom loopholes and could spawn a wave of costly lawsuits.
- …it is not good legislation, and we urge its rejection.
Orange County Register, Editorial: No on Prop. 37 (food labeling), 9/28/2012
- Voters should be concerned that Prop. 37 would likely spawn waves of lawsuits, with the litigation and enforcement costs passed on to grocers and the consumers.
- Berkeley attorney James Wheaton, Prop. 37's author, has made a career of filing lawsuits enabled by Prop. 65.
- Vote No on Prop. 37.
Los Angeles Daily News, Endorsement: No on Prop. 37 -- More information is good but not when it comes with a heavy legal burden on small business, 9/28/12
- …once you get past the pleasing outside surface of this proposition (more information is good, right?), it reveals a rotten interior that pits the organic food industry against the non-organic food industry, includes special interest exemptions and sets up a system ripe for lawsuit abuse.
Long Beach Press-Telegram, Endorsement: No on Prop. 37 -- More information is good but not when it comes with a heavy legal burden on small business, 9/28/12
- The most concerning aspect of Prop. 37 is its method of "enforcement." It allows every member of the public to become an enforcer, dropping lawsuits if they only suspect non-compliance but have no evidence.
- …Prop. 37 is not the answer. Vote no.
Torrance Daily Breeze, Endorsement: No on Prop. 37 -- More information is good but not when it comes with a heavy legal burden on small business, 9/28/12
- But Prop. 37 as written would … be certain boon for litigation-mill lawyers.
- … Prop. 37 was written by James Wheaton, the same Bay Area lawyer who wrote much of the lawsuit-happy Prop. 65.
- Vote no.
Pasadena Star-News, Our View: Prop. 37 no boon to safer eating, 9/28/12
- …Prop. 37 as written would be a field day for lawyers more than a protector of the average Californian's health.
Whittier Daily News, Our View: Prop. 37 no boon to safer eating, 9/28/12
- Of most dramatic concern to Californians wondering about Prop. 37 is its "Enforcement" section…What a nightmare scenario for grocers small and large who, under the terms of the initiative, would have to keep reams of paperwork certifying that all the food they sell is properly labeled as to which are genetically modified or not.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Our View: Prop. 37 no boon to safer eating, 9/28/12
- … James Wheaton, who wrote much of the lawsuit-happy Prop. 65, drafted the similar Prop. 37.
- Prop. 37 is not the answer and deserves a no vote.
Newspapers Endorsing No on Prop. 37:
- San Francisco Chronicle
- Sacramento Bee
- LA Daily News
- U-T San Diego
- Oakland Tribune
- Contra Costa Times
- Orange County Register
- Riverside Press Enterprise
- Long Beach Press Telegram
- Torrance Daily Breeze
- San Gabriel Valley Tribune
- Pasadena Star News
- Whittier Daily News
- Fresno Bee
- Merced Sun-Star
- Modesto Bee
- Redding Record Searchlight
- Woodland Daily Democrat
- Bakersfield Californian
- Ventura County Star
- Carmel Pine Cone
- East County Times
- West County Times
- San Ramon Valley Times
- Tri Valley Times
- Fremont Argus
- Hayward Daily Review
- Palm Springs Desert Sun
- Victorville Daily Press
About Prop. 37
Proposition 37 would ban the sale of tens of thousands of perfectly-safe, common grocery products only in California unless they are specially repackaged, relabeled or made with higher cost ingredients. Prop 37 is a deceptive, deeply flawed food labeling scheme that would add more government bureaucracy and taxpayer costs, create new frivolous lawsuits, and increase food costs by billions — without providing any health or safety benefits. That's why Prop 37 is opposed by a broad coalition of family farmers, scientists, doctors, business, labor, taxpayers and consumers.
SOURCE No on Prop. 37