September 27, 2016
Central Valley Stonewall Democratic Club
Opposes Proposition 61
After careful consideration, the Central Valley Stonewall Democrats voted on Sunday to Oppose Proposition 61.
We join the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, and San Francisco Chronicle in affirming that, while we believe that all patients should have access to low-cost prescription drugs and healthcare. However, Proposition 61 is a poorly-written proposition which the Chronicle has argued might in fact raise drug prices for veterans, stymie medical research and development, and raise Medi-Cal spending (San Francisco Chronicle, September 22, 2016).
We look forward to supporting smart policy in the future to rein in rapidly-spiraling medical costs.