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September 12, 2014  



MICRA Initiative  


We have included below an update from Californians Allied for Patient Protection on the effort to defeat Prop 46 that would raise the cap on damages under MICRA. A new poll released today shows that support for the initiative is declining but we all need to remain vigilant in building opposition. Please take advantage of the resources provided to reach out to your staff and patients in educating all about the terrible impacts if this were to pass.






CAPP Supporters: 


The No on Prop 46 campaign now includes more than 600 statewide and community groups dedicated to defeating Prop. 46.


Aside from the health care groups that have been CAPP members for years, below is a partial list of additional organizations who have come together to Vote No on Prop. 46. You can see the full list at www.NoOn46.com.

  • AFSCME California PEOPLE
  • American Civil Liberties Union of California
  • California Chamber of Commerce
  • California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • California Republican Party
  • California School Boards Association
  • California State Firefighters Association
  • California Teachers Association
  • League of California Cities
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party
  • NAACP California
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California
  • State Building and Construction Trades Council of California


New Video Released

This week, the No on Prop. 46 campaign released a video highlighting the multitude of problems with the state-run CURES database that physicians and pharmacists would have to consult under Prop. 46. The two-minute video includes testimony from Mike Small, the expert in charge of CURES at the California Department of Justice.


You can watch the video here.


Get Involved!


We need your help to educate voters that Prop. 46 will increase health care costs, reduce access to care and jeopardize citizens' personal prescription drug information. We are counting on your involvement between now and November 4 to defeat this flawed measure.


Online Poll

The website PropZero wants to know how you'll vote on Prop. 46. Click here to tell them that you'll be voting NO on Prop. 46 in November. (This website is not affiliated with the No on Prop. 46 campaign.)


Join No on 46 on Social Media

Follow the campaign on Twitter and Facebook for immediate news, press releases, etc.


Order Campaign Materials

You can order informational brochures, buttons, posters and more to help educate the public about the negative impacts of Prop. 46. These materials are available at no cost and are perfect for your office lobbies or exam rooms. Visit www.NoOnProp46.net to see a full list of available materials and to place your order.


Inform your Members

The campaign has drafted newsletter articles of varying lengths and topics that can be tailored to suit your needs. Please reach out to AJ Kennedy (akennedy@micra.org) for content that can be incorporated into your member communications.


Election Day is just around the corner! We look forward to working with you to get the message out about why a large coalition of trusted doctors, community health clinics, hospitals, family-planning organizations, local leaders, public safety officials, businesses and others have all come together to say NO on Prop. 46.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.



Lisa Maas

Executive Director

Californians Allied for Patient Protection

1215 K Street, Suite 2015

Sacramento, CA 95814




California Society of Pathologists
One Capitol Mall Suite 320
Sacramento, CA 95814 
Tel : 916-446-6001
Fax :  916-444-7462

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