You have entered the magical world of Gimme Props, where we help you figure out a position on the 17 California propositions on the ballot this year. Unless you have the stamina to read through the official voter guide (yuck!) or want to read one of the many excellent "this makes hella sense" guides out there, this option is the laziest one next to nothing: answer a bunch of straightforward questions and find out where you may stand on the props.
We are a couple of wonky nerds (or nerdy wonks??) whose idea of a good time is to pick a topic to debate both sides. We bring this drive for understanding both sides of an issue to "Gimme Props." While the questions and answers in "Gimme Props" may contain some personal biases, we have made an effort to keep the questions simple and based largely on the text of each proposition.
John Osborn D'Agostino, aka Bayreporta, is an Oakland-based web developer, data journalist and game designer. He's passionate about journalism games, data visualization and open government. His goal is to make games that incorporate the best of journalistic storytelling and investigation with the best of game design.
Mollie Cohen Rosenthal D'Agostino is a public sector consultant with a Masters in Public Policy from UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy. Among her favorite policy topics are affordable housing policy, transit-oriented land use development and transit-planning. You can typically find her biking around the East Bay, yammering on about politics, food, beer or tarot.
Use arrow keys or click on arrows to navigate the list of props. When you find a prop you want to figure out a position on, press right arrow or key to enter the quiz. The quizzes shouldn't take any longer than a few minutes to finish.
Also, at any time, press to return to the prop list.