Damian Carroll wants people to vote for each and every measure on their ballots. So for several election cycles he’s distilled ballot measures into clever and incisive haiku-inspired poems.
When he's not tackling California politics — Carroll identifies as a Democratic activist — he serves as the national director for the L.A.-based nonprofit Vision to Learn, which provides eye exams and eyeglasses to low-income communities.
Here’s Carroll’s haiku introduction to this year’s statewide propositions:
What's California voting
on this November?
Here's an easy guide
Carroll has broken down everything from Proposition 7:
daylight savings time
could be made permanent
by legislative vote.
To the potential health care costs in Proposition 8:
Sets a profit cap
For kidney dialysis
At fifteen percent