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No on Prop. 37: IN CASE YOU MISSED IT - San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel Urge No on Prop. 37

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In editorials this weekend, the San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel both urged voters to reject Proposition 37 on the November ballot. The overwhelming majority of daily newspapers from across California have opposed Prop. 37. Read all No on Prop. 37 editorials here.

Read the complete editorials in the San Jose Mercury News and Santa Cruz Sentinel.

San Jose Mercury News, Prop 37 has best of intent, bad drafting, 10/7/12

  • "Proposition 37 should never have been placed on the ballot this fall."
  • "...there are real problems with this particular law."
  • "A badly drafted law with good intentions is still a bad law."
  • "Voters should reject Prop. 37."

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Editorial: No on 37: Flawed measure could prove costly and add to litigation burden, 10/7/12

  • "Clearly, this provision would create even more lawsuits. And who would this benefit?  Lawyers."
  • "...this sloppily written measure is not the answer."
  • "...Prop. 37 could add to food costs for consumers, hurt small businesses and create yet another avenue for costly litigation."
  • "Vote no on Proposition 37."

Newspapers Endorsing No on Prop. 37:

  • Los Angeles Times
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Sacramento Bee
  • LA Daily News
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • U-T San Diego
  • Oakland Tribune
  • Contra Costa Times
  • Orange County Register
  • Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • Riverside Press Enterprise
  • Long Beach Press Telegram
  • Torrance Daily Breeze
  • San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • Pasadena Star News
  • Whittier Daily News
  • San Bernardino Sun
  • Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
  • Fresno Bee
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Merced Sun-Star
  • Modesto Bee
  • Redding Record Searchlight
  • Woodland Daily Democrat
  • Bakersfield Californian
  • Ventura County Star
  • Carmel Pine Cone
  • East County Times
  • West County Times
  • San Ramon Valley Times
  • Tri Valley Times
  • Fremont Argus
  • Hayward Daily Review
  • Palm Springs Desert Sun
  • Victorville Daily Press

About Prop. 37
Proposition 37 would ban the sale of tens of thousands of perfectly-safe, common grocery products only in California unless they are specially repackaged, relabeled or made with higher cost ingredients. Prop 37 is a deceptive, deeply flawed food labeling scheme that would add more government bureaucracy and taxpayer costs, create new frivolous lawsuits, and increase food costs by billions — without providing any health or safety benefits. That's why Prop 37 is opposed by a broad coalition of family farmers, scientists, doctors, business, labor, taxpayers and consumers.

Paid for by No on 37: Coalition Against the Deceptive Food Labeling Scheme, sponsored by Farmers, Food Producers, and Grocers. Major funding by Monsanto Company, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and more than 40 food company members.  For a full list of donors visit - 1-800-331-0850 -

SOURCE No on Prop. 37