With 12 contentious propositions on your California ballot, you’ve probably got questions. From kidney dialysis and affirmative action to rent control and gig workers, CalMatters has you covered.

We’re held five “Props to You” events — a series of virtual Q&A sessions that let you ask questions about the California propositions to help you make more informed decisions when you mark your ballot. Each event covered two to three propositions, with a CalMatters reporter moderating your questions and subject experts who answered them.

If you missed the virtual discussions, you can watch a recording of each of the events below.

Changing Prop 13 – Real Estate and Homeowner Tax Breaks
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6-7 p.m. | Watch the recording
Prop 15: tax commercial real estate at today’s market value
Prop 19: giving tax breaks to homeowners over age 55

How Tough On Crime Should We Be?
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 5-6 p.m. | Watch the recording
Prop 20: Reinstating some “tough on crime” laws re: misdemeanors/felonies, early release for non-violent inmates, and punishment for parole violators
Prop 25: Ditch or keep cash bail

Race and Civil Rights
Thursday, Oct. 8, 6-7 p.m. | Watch the recording
Prop 16: End the ban on affirmative action
Prop 17: Giving the vote to people on parole
Prop 18: Giving the vote to 17-year-olds

Tech Battles
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6-7 p.m. | Watch the recording
Prop 22: Deciding whether gig workers are employees or independent contractors
Prop 24: Making the data privacy law even tougher

Wait, Didn’t We Vote on These Already?
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6-7 p.m. | Watch the recording
Prop 14: Giving more money to stem cell research
Prop 23: Regulation of kidney dialysis clinics
Prop 21: giving cities more power to apply rent control laws

You can learn more about the state ballot measures and election candidates in our California 2020 Voter Guide. You can also watch our playlist of videos that explains each proposition in one minute here.

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Vanessa Richardson

Vanessa is a former business journalist who has covered personal investing, venture capital, startups and business management for publications like Entrepreneur, Money, the San Francisco Business Times...