This deceptively written initiative allows insurance companies to surcharge people who have not been previously insured – even if they are perfect drivers but weren't insured because they weren't driving or didn’t own a car. Prop 17 also penalizes anyone who had to drop coverage for more than 90 days over the last five years, or missed a single insurance payment.
Naomi Seligman is director of public affiars for Consumer Watchdog. Ms. Seligman has worked extensively as a communications professional, developing and managing cutting-edge media and outreach strategies for federal officials, start-ups and high-profile nonprofit organizations. She has played a pivotal role in ending the careers of some of the most corrupt members of Congress, exposing conservative misinformation in the media, and shining the light on rampant wrongdoing in presidential administrations.