Proposition 2


About Proposition 2
Proposition 2, is a risky and costly measure banning almost all egg production in California. Proposition 2 jeopardizes food safety and public health, wipes out Californians’ access to locally grown, fresh eggs, and harms consumers by driving up prices at grocery stores and restaurants and creates a dependency on eggs shipped from other states and Mexico.

Vote NO on Prop. 2; it’s the UN-SAFE Food Initiative.

  1. Undermines animal welfare and food safety in California
  2. Threatens food safety and increases Salmonella risk
  3. Jeopardizes public health
  4. Eliminates fresh, safe, and local eggs; forces a dependence on eggs from Mexico and out-of-state
  5. Drives up consumer prices and costs
  6. Broad coalition of public health and food safety experts, labor unions, consumers, family farmers and veterinarians oppose
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What the editorial boards have to say…

Measure means well but just isn’t necessary and may end up driving the industry from the state.
Merced Sun-Star, October 20, 2008

Prop. 2 — Not for voters: Let Legislature make law
The Reporter, October 20, 2008

Daily Breeze election endorsements
Daily Breeze, October 19, 2008

Our positions on Nov. 4’s propositions
The Signal Santa Clarita Valley, October 18, 2008

Editorial: Proposition endorsements
Monterey County Herald, October 17, 2008

IJ urges ‘yes’ vote on redistricting measure: Recommendations on Propositions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 11
Marin Independent Journal, October 17, 2008

Editorial: Flawed measures should be rejected
Chico Enterprise Record, October 16, 2008

Props. 2 and 4
The Eureka Reporter, October 15, 2008

Proposition 2 is a well-intentioned effort — that voters should reject
Fresno Bee, October 14, 2008

Point/Counterpoint: State ballot propositions
Visalia Times-Delta, October 14, 2008

Newspaper recommends yes vote on Props 6, 12
The Union Democrat, October 13, 2008

PD Editorial: No on Prop. 2
All-or-nothing approach makes egg shells of public policy

Santa Rosa Press Democrat, October 13, 2008

Endorsements ’08: Say ‘No’ to all propositions except 11
Sacramento Bee, October 9, 2008

Vote no on Proposition 2
Napa Valley Register, October 9, 2008

Farmers would bear the brunt of Proposition 2
Redding Record Searchlight, October 6, 2008

Unneeded Prop. 2 would only hurt California
Antelope Valley Press, October 6, 2008

Prop. 2 would destroy our egg industry
Modesto Bee, October 5, 2008

Voters to become lawmakers again Nov. 4 when propositions need deciding
Milpitas Post, October 1, 2008

Uncertain animal benefits: Proposition 2 leaves too much room for doubt about its likely outcomes.
Long Beach Press-Telegram, September 30, 2008

Why Prop. 2 is a bad idea for agriculture
Hollister Free Lance, September 29, 2008

No on Prop. 2: Though admirable, Proposition 2’s ban on tight cages for hens could drive the egg business out of state.
Los Angeles Times, September 25, 2008

Proposition 2 lays an egg on ag industries
Colusa County Sun-Herald, September 25, 2008

Why Proposition 2 is a bad idea
San Francisco Chronicle, September 24, 2008

California Prop. 2 Editorial: A well-intentioned pig in a poke
Orange County Register, September 24, 2008

Vote NO on Proposition 2
The Bakersfield Californian, September 22, 2008