Prop 47 is one of the ballot measures that California voters have the opportunity to vote for. This proposition will impact low income communities and communities of color that are disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system. See the quotes below:
Explain how the passage or failure of the initiative will impact California voters.
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California Proposition 47, the Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiative, is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in California as an initiated state statute.
The initiative, if it is approved by the state's voters, would reduce the classification of most "nonserious and nonviolent property and drug crimes" from a felony to a misdemeanor. Specifically, the initiative would:
Supporters of the initiative refer to it as "The Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act".
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