Prop 41 passes, veterans win!

California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 41 with support from union members across the state.

More than 200,000 California veterans live in poverty, and more than a quarter of the nation’s homeless veterans are right here in our state.

Prop 41 directs $600 million of existing Proposition 12 (Veterans Bond Act of 2008) to housing options for veterans.

For labor unions, this issue is close to our hearts. Last year, the California Labor Federation, the Orange County Employees Association and unions around the state launched “Veterans and Labor – Partners in Service” with the express purpose of harnessing the power of working people in California to advocate on veterans’ issues.

We proudly endorsed Prop 41 because it’s exactly the kind of thing we need to see more of here in California.

More than 65 % of California voters agreed

And because we stood together, fewer veterans will live on the streets. No one who has served our nation in uniform should live in poverty or be without a place to live.