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November 2016 General Election

26th edition

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Now Playing! The Proposition Song


(You can also watch the video on YouTube)

The Proposition Song is set to a traditional blues melody. The lyrics were written by CVF's president, Kim Alexander and the song was recorded on September 27, 2016 at Light Bender Productions in Sacramento.

The Proposition Song Players:

Kim Alexander (vocals, ukulele)

Tim Onorato (vocals, mandolin)

Carl Salmonsen (vocals, guitar)

Bob Keller (fiddle, washboard)

Lou Galgani (percussion)

Jeff Bruner (bass)

Videography: Bob Stanton, Michelle Lusk, Steve Anselmino, Carol Greenwood, Paula Austin, Dan Perlea

Video editor: Steve Anselmino

Studio recording: Flyin' Cowboy

Produced by the California Voter Foundation with support from the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation

Special thanks to:

Old Ironsides, The Music Night Players, American River Brewing Co., Strawberry Music Festival,
Steve Anselmino, Sacramento State University, The Campfire Crooners, Flyin’ Cowboy, Gerard Gleason,
Curtis and Gretchen Hildebrand, Bob and Shelly Keller, Caitlin Maple, Dan Perlea Photography and
the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation

News organizations, radio stations and anyone else who wants to broadcast part or all of this song has permission to do so, provided that credit is given to the California Voter Foundation and its web site,, and the song is used for reporting, public education or other nonpartisan, noncommercial purposes.

High-quality WAV audio and video files are also available to stations for broadcast. Contact Kim Alexander for details.


Proposition Song Players, L-R: Tim Onorato, Jeff Bruner, Kim Alexander, Carl Salmonsen, Bob Keller & Lou Galgani


Proposition Song backyard rehearsal, Sacramento, CA




This page was first published on April 26,2014 | Last updated on October 31, 2016
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