Californians get to vote on not losing an hour of sleep every year

Finally! An important reason to vote.

This election, Californians will be voting on whether to repeal the Daylight Saving Time Act of 1949, which is a law that screws up your sleep by taking an hour away from you every Spring then gives it back in the fall and OMG why is it dark at 3:30 pm!?!?!

If Proposition 7 is approved by voters, it would moved to the Legislature – where it would need to be approved by a two-thirds vote of both houses to be officially adopted by the state which would then get rid of Daylight Saving Time, a thing that everyone hates and that still exists for some reason.

Those in favor of repealing Daylight Saving say that it would increase public safety by not having exhausted people driving around, encourage more people to dine out, and allow kids to play outside for another hour in the winter.

Meanwhile, opponents of repeal say everything is fine.

“It doesn’t change amount of light,” Severin Borenstein, a professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, told the San Francisco Chronicle. “All it does is change the naming of the hours. We aren’t changing the rotation of the earth.”

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3 COMMENTS

  1. It would have to be approved by the Federal Government, and if so, California would keep Daylight Saving Time year round. So we would “stay forward” permanently.

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