October 16, 2014
Area(s) of Interest: Advocacy MICRA
In just two weeks, California voters will be weighing in on Proposition 46, the trial lawyer's ballot initiative that would quadruple the state’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) cap on non-economic damages. If lawyers get their way, medical lawsuits and jury awards will skyrocket – leading to a big increase in health care costs. It is critical that every single physician in California votes NO on Prop. 46 on Election Day.
Vote-by-mail ballots were mailed out by the state last week. If you vote by mail (also known as "absentee"), please don't wait until the last minute to vote No on 46. Missing the voting deadline is one of the main reason absentee ballots aren't counted. Mail in your absentee ballot today.
If you aren't already signed up to vote-by-mail, and would like to do so, the deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot is October 28. You can do so online at the Secretary of State (SOS) website. If you are not registered to vote, the deadline to do so is October 20. You can register online at the SOS website.
There's still time to order free campaign materials for your office, including buttons, bumper stickers, brochures and more. To order campaign materials, please visit www.NoOn46.com or email Juli Reavis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also show your neighborhood that you oppose Prop. 46 by putting up a yard sign. Pick up a No on 46 yard sign at a location near you.
The California Medical Association (CMA) has also published its 2014 Voter Guide, with information on CMA's position on the propositions and candidates on the November 2014 ballot. You can download the guide at http://cal.md/2014-voter-guide.
To learn more about Prop. 46, visit www.NoOn46.com.