NFIB endorses Proposition 36

The National Federation of Independent Businesses, the state’s leading small-business association, announced its endorsement of Proposition 36 on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot.

“Small businesses are the most common and vulnerable victims of retail theft crimes and are the least able to defend themselves,” said John Kabateck, California state director for the NFIB in announcing the endorsement of Proposition 36, The Homelessness, Drug Addiction, and Theft Reduction Act. “Proposition 36 addresses retail theft head-on by providing a way for law enforcement to go after criminals who are using the current law as a loophole to repeatedly commit smaller crimes that add up to devastating costs for small businesses and by protecting owners from criminals who are severely vandalizing mom-and-pop shops. Prop 36’s holistic approach to combat theft, along with its other provisions to address the deteriorating quality of life across California, will greatly improve the safety of our communities.”

More information is available from the Californians Against Retail and Residential Theft coalition NFIB is part of as well as the VOTE YES on Prop 36 website.Keep up with the latest on California small-business news at or by following NFIB on Twitter @NFIB_CA or on Facebook @NFIB.CA.

About the National Federation of Independent Business
For 80 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven association. Since its founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, visit