User talk:Safecainterns

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Hi Safecainterns. You asked about changing the title of this article: California End the Death Penalty Initiative (2012) to "The Safe California Act." The "Safe California Act" is what the sponsors of the initiative call it. The California Secretary of State gave it a different title. They call it "Death Penalty Repeal. Initiative Statute." Before too long, it will have a proposition number, and that is how many people will start referring to it. Readers of the article on Ballotpedia, if I changed the name of the article to "The Safe California Act" would not recognize that article title as being a title about an initiative to end the death penalty. Polycal 02:53, 28 June 2012 (CDT)


Hi Safecainterns. You left this note on my user talk page; see response below.

"I really appreciate your taking the time to respond. I have to disagree with you, though; referring to Prop. 34 as the "End the Death Penalty Initiative" is inaccurate and should be changed. Its official name is the Savings, Accountability, and Full Enforcement for California Act. That's how it's referred to in the media, and if it's passed, that's how it will be referred to by people citing the law. It should be identified on Ballotpedia by what it's actually called. Thanks!"
Proposition 34 is called "Death Penalty Repeal. Initiative Statute" by the California Secretary of State. Different newspapers in the state have a number of different ways that they colloquially refer to it. I haven't seen a newspaper refer to it as the "Savings, Accountability and Full Enforcement for California Act." If you have some links, please send them my way. I have seen a number of newspapers refer to it as "the initiative to end the death penalty" and other similar locutions. Polycal 06:37, 14 July 2012 (CDT)
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